Eight workers were killed & 40 others injured on June 3 due to a massive fire triggered by a blast in the boiler of a chemical factory at Dahej in Gujarat's Bharuch district. As companies of methanol and xylene chemicals are located near the affected factory, authorities have shifted about 4,800 people from nearby Luvara and Lakhigam villages to safer places as a precautionary measure. While six charred bodies were recovered from the factory after the fire was doused, two more workers died at separate hospitals in Bharuch. Reportedly, it took about six hours for eleven fire tenders to bring the massive blaze under control, officials said. The plant belongs to chemical major Yashashvi Rasayan Pvt Ltd, which produces over 15 chemicals for industrial use. In May, a chemical leak in LG Polymers India Ii Andhra Pradesh's Visakhapatnam district led to hospitalisation of 200 people and 11 deaths. 1000 others were affected by the gas leak from the plant.