Bijnor, September 12: At least six people were killed and several others sustained injuries in a blast at a chemical factory in Uttar Pradesh's Bijnor on Wednesday, September 12. The injured have been admitted to a nearby local hospital. According to the police, one labourer is still missing.
The blast took place around 8 am when the boiler of the factory was being repaired. "There was a blast in the Mohit Petro-Chemical Factory located on Nagina Road. In the blast, labourers Balgovind, Ravi, Lokendra, Kamalveer, Vikrant and Chetram died. Two labourers were brought to a hospital in a serious condition. One labourer is said to be missing." Superintendent of Police Umesh Kumar Singh told PTI. Explosion at Petro-chemical Factory in Bijnor
"As per information gathered so far, the boiler of the factory was not functioning for the past few days. Today, while it was being repaired, there was a blast in the boiler while welding work was going on," he said. Singh said efforts are on to trace the owner of the factory.
The methane gas cylinder exploded at Mohit Petrochemical factory. The blast triggered a huge fire at the factory. Firefighting teams arrived at the spot and were trying to control the blaze.
District Collector and Superintendent of Police, Bijnor, is also present at the site. Unconfirmed reports say that some workers are still trapped inside the factory and efforts are on to rescue them.
(With Inputs from PTI)