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5 killed, over 50 injured in massive blast in Gujarat chemical factory

Five workers of a chemical factory were killed and 57 more were injured on Wednesday, in a massive fire triggered by an explosion in a boiler at Dahej in Bharuch district of Gujarat.

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Bharuch Updated on: June 03, 2020 20:07 IST
Massive blast in Gujarat chemical factory, many workers injured
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Massive blast in Gujarat chemical factory, many workers injured

Five workers of a chemical factory were killed and 57 more were injured on Wednesday, in a massive fire triggered by an explosion in a boiler at Dahej in Bharuch district of Gujarat, news agency ANI reported.

"Five people lost their lives & 57 others sustained injuries in a fire that broke out following a blast in a tank at Yashashvi Rasayan Pvt Ltd in Dahej Industrial Estate of Bharuch, Gujarat at about 12 PM today," Bharuch district collector Dr MD Modiya said.

Earlier in the afternoon, the Bharuch district collector said residents of Lakhi and Luvara villages, located near the factory where the explosion had occurred, were being evacuated as a precautionary measure.

Plants containing poisonous chemicals are also located near the factory where the blast took place so more people are likely to be evacuated from nearby areas.

 

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