Another worker was injured in the fire.

Kristen Kazarian, Managing Editor

March 25, 2024

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Chemical fire leaves 6 dead
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Six people died and one other was injured in a fire that broke out at a chemical plant in Jaipur (in Rajasthan, India) on Saturday evening, reported local news sources.

Jaipur District Collector Prakash Rajpurohit said the fire broke after an explosion in the boiler of the factory.

One of the two injured, who was sent to Jaipur’s Sawai Man Singh government hospital with 95% burn injuries, died in the hospital, officials said. According to hospital sources, the other injured has suffered 65% burn injuries and is undergoing treatment at the hospital.

Jaipur Commissioner of Police Biju George Joseph said that five people died on the spot.

Soon after the incident, locals gathered at the spot, demanding action against the factory owner who is absconding. Rajasthan Chief Minister Bhajan Lal Sharma condoled the deaths and directed officials to provide all assistance to those affected.

The fire has been put out and Rajpurohit said that the incident will be investigated.

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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