8 Killed, over 15 injured in fire at Chemical factory in UP's Hapur
After getting information, police and fire-engines rushed to the spot to bring the flame under control
Eight people died on Saturday in a fire at a chemical factory in Uttar Pradesh's Hapur district. After getting information, police and fire-engines rushed to the spot to bring the flame under control.
As per updates, the rescue operation is going on.
Police said over 15 workers suffered injuries in the explosion that took place at the factory located in the Dholana area of the district.
Reports also suggest that 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, which is located in the Dhaulana industrial area.
Anguished by the deaths of the workers in the fire incident, UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has conveyed his condolences to the bereaved families, his office stated in a tweet in Hindi.