9 Dead In Boiler Explosion At Hapur Factory

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  • 19 were injured in a fire at a chemical factory.
  • Some labourers could be trapped inside the factory.
  • Preliminary reports suggest that the fire was triggered by an explosion in the boiler of the factory.

Hapur: 9 people died in a fire at a chemical factory in Uttar Pradesh’s Hapur district. Police and fire-engines have rushed to the spot and rescue operations are on. The accident happened after a boiler burst at an industrial facility in Dhaulana, around 60 kilometres from New Delhi, police spokesman Surendra Singh told reports.

Some other workers suffered injuries in the explosion that took place at the factory located in the Dholana area of the district. 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 the fire tenders to douse the blaze in the factory.

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. UP minister for industrial development Nand Gopal Gupta ‘Nandi’ offered his condolences to the families of those who died.

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