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Fire at chemical plant in India kills at least 12 people

The factory where the fire occurred. (Photo: ANI)

According to the preliminary investigation, this factory was accused fireworks production illegal, despite having a license to manufacture electronic equipment.

The factory is located at the site of Uttar Pradesh State Industrial Development Corporation (UPSIDC) in Dhaulana area, Hapur city. Local officials said that more than 20 firefighters were urgently dispatched to the scene of the incident chemical factory fire. Most of those killed were factory workers.

According to the local police force, they received a report about the fire at about 14:30: “We immediately went to the scene of the fire. We found eight completely burned bodies inside the factory. Four others succumbed to their injuries in the hospital where they were taken and are now dead. The injured were taken for treatment at Safdarjung Hospital in Delhi, Sushila Specialist Hospital in Ghaziabad and Meerut Medical.”

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The entrance to the factory where the explosion occurred. (Photo: Express)

“There were no chemicals or boilers inside the factory premises. Plastic particles and other materials found on site after the explosion lead us to believe that they were producing fireworks inside. It is estimated that they were producing fireworks. our factory, there are 27 workers working inside the factory”.

The death toll is expected to continue to rise as more people are seriously injured.

Workplace accidents happen quite often in India, with the main cause being workers violating occupational safety rules.

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