The facility was equipped with two boilers, one exploded.

Kristen Kazarian, Managing Editor

February 27, 2024

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Tire factory explosion
The explosion unleashed chemicals from the ruptured boiler.Aslan Alphan / iStock via Getty Images

Two people were killed and four others injured in a blast at a tire factory in a village in Meerut, India, Tuesday.

The workers were injured in a boiler explosion at Durga Enterprises, a slug-tire factory with two boilers.

The explosion unleashed chemicals from the ruptured boiler, leading to the immediate death of two workers and causing critical injuries to four others.

Local police and rescue teams rushed to the spot to evacuate trapped individuals and provide medical assistance.

The incident created panic among the individuals, prompting the forensic team and other investigative units to conduct a thorough examination to determine the causes behind the boiler explosion.

"Two people died due to a boiler explosion at the Durga Enterprises tyre factory. The police have reached the site. Our first priority is to ensure the safety of those injured in the incident. Further investigation in the matter is underway," said Meerut District Magistrate Deepak Meena.

The injured workers were admitted to a nearby hospital, where their condition remains serious.

Assistant Superintendent of Police Dehat Kamlesh Bahadur is monitoring the situation. Initial reports suggest a possible lapse in adhering to safety standards at the factory, which might have contributed to the tragic loss of two lives.

Durga Enterprises manufactures rubber processing oil, tire oil, and black carbon.

About the Author(s)

Kristen Kazarian

Managing Editor

Kristen Kazarian has been a writer and editor for more than three decades. She has worked at several consumer magazines and B2B publications in the fields of food and beverage, packaging, processing, women's interest, local news, health and nutrition, fashion and beauty, automotive, and computers.

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