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6 workers killed in blast at chemical factory in Bharuch

PTI
Published : Apr 11, 2022, 10:13 am IST
Updated : Apr 11, 2022, 10:13 am IST

The six victims were working near a reactor, which suddenly blew off during solvent distillation process

No one else was injured in the incident, the official said.  (Representational image: PTI)
 No one else was injured in the incident, the official said. (Representational image: PTI)

Ahmedabad: Six workers were killed in a blast which triggered a fire in a chemical factory in Gujarat's Bharuch district on Monday, officials said.

The incident took place around 3 am in the unit located in Dahej industrial area, some 235 km from Ahmedabad.

The six victims were working near a reactor, which suddenly blew off during solvent distillation process, Bharuch Superintendent of Police Leena Patil said.

"The blast in the reactor caused a fire in the factory. All the six persons working near the reactor died. The bodies were later recovered and sent for postmortem. The fire was also brought under control," she said.

No one else was injured in the incident, the official said.

Tags: 6 workers killed, gujarat blast
Location: India, Gujarat, Ahmedabad