4 Killed in Soap Factory Warehouse Explosion4 Killed in Soap Factory Warehouse Explosion
The building was demolished by the explosion.
October 18, 2023
An official stated four people were killed Tuesday in an explosion at a soap factory godown (a commercial structure where goods are stored) in Uttar Pradesh’s Meerut, reported United Press.
“The explosion occured due to an impact in a soap manufacturing godown and according to the confirmation received by us, four people have died in the incident,” said District Magistrate Meerut, Deepak Meena.
Meena added that others who sustained injuries were out of danger.
According to initial reports, five people had sustained injuries in the incident.
Visuals from the spot showed the affected area razed to the ground by the explosion.
The district magistrate said that on first impression, the impact was caused by machinery, probably due to some chemical used in it, and the exact reason is still being ascertained.
“So far there is no relative or anyone else to identify the deceased so prima facie, it seems that the deceased were labourers working in the godown,” he said.
Meena said the deceased were all male and above the age of 18.
Meanwhile, the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi took cognizance of the mishap and directed officials to reach the spot of the incident immediately, said a statement released by the chief minster’s office.
Adityanath has expressed his condolences to the bereaved families of the deceased.
According to the official release, the chief minister has instructed district administration officials to rush the injured to the hospital and provide them with proper treatment.
The city lies 80 km (50 mi) northeast of the capital New Delhi.
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