Eight workers charred to death, 15 injured in a chemical factory explosion in UP’s Hapur

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Six workers charred to death in a chemical factory explosion in UP’s Hapur

At least eight 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 fifteen other workers also had suffered injuries in the explosion.

The explosion took place at the factory located in the Dholana area of the district. Rescue and relief measures were continuing at the site, according to the officials.

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. Further details are awaited. 

(PTI inputs)

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