CPI(ML) Bihar State Secretary Com. Kunal described the Gopalganj Sugar Mill accident as extremely tragic and expressed his condolences to the families of those who lost their lives in the night of 20 December, after a boiler exploded. He also said that strict action must be taken against the those responsible for this accident. As per the fact finding report of CPI(ML), 6 people have already lost their lives and this number could increase in days to come. Several workers have been hospitalized with severe burn injuries.

Vol. 21, No. 01As soon as the Gopalganj district committee of CPI(ML) received the news of the accident, the leaders and activists of the party gheraoed the Sasa Musa sugar mill where the accident had occurred demanding justice for the victims. The CPI(ML) team has reported that explosion also led to falling down of the ceiling and several workers continue to be buried under it. While the party workers have been demanding that same be lifted, no action has been taken so far.