- 12 workers dead, 21 injured in fire that broke out in chemical factory in Uttar Pradesh's Hapur
- The explosion took place at the factory located in the Dholana area of the district
- Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has conveyed his condolences to the bereaved families
Chemical factory blast: At least twelve workers were confirmed dead in a fire that broke out in a chemical factory in Uttar Pradesh's Hapur district on Saturday. Officials said that twenty-one other workers also had suffered injuries in the explosion.
The explosion took place at the factory located in the Dholana area of the district. There were around 30 people in the affected area at the factory in the UPSIDC industrial area in Dholana, around 80 km from the national capital, when the incident occurred, they said. The impact of the explosion was so intense that the roofs of some of the factories located in the vicinity were damaged. It took three hours for fire tenders to douse the blaze.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has conveyed his condolences to the bereaved families, his office stated in a tweet in Hindi. “The chief minister has directed district administration officers to go to the spot and oversee rescue and relief measures and extend all possible help to the victims and their families,” the CM's office tweeted.
UP cabinet minister Nand Gopal Gupta 'Nandi' said that six workers died in the explosion at the factory's boiler.
“May God give peace to the departed souls and strength to the bereaved families to bear the immense loss. I wish speedy recovery to the injured,” the minister tweeted.