Massive Fire at Rubber Plant Leaves Dozens Injured

Some sustained serious burn injuries.

Kristen Kazarian, Managing Editor

May 28, 2024

1 Min Read
Fire at Rubber Belt-Making plant leaves some with critical injuries
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A fire broke out at a rubber belt-making factory in Rai Industrial Area in Sonepat district, India, on Tuesday evening. As many as 45 workers sustained burns.

During rescue operations, the inured workers were evacuated from the plant and sent to both private and government hospitals.

Sources say five workers with critical injuries were referred to PGI Khanpur and PGIMS Rhotak in Haryana, reported PTI News.

 "40-45 people, the majority of whom are workers, have been injured. The factory manufactures rubber belts," Rai SHO Umesh Kumar said. 

Firefighting operations are underway and fire department personnel and police officials are present at the spot.

Rai Station House Officer Umesh Kumar told PTI that it is being ascertained if any boiler burst on the premises of the factory.

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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