Massive Fire Erupts at Chemical Factory, Many Injured

Workers in nearby factories were evacuated as well.

Powder Bulk Solids Staff

September 28, 2023

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8 Injured in Chemical Factory Blaze
An investigation into the massive fire has been ordered.Image courtesy of Martin Barraud / Stone via Getty Images

Eight workers have been injured as a massive fire broke out at a chemical factory located in the Industrial Focal Point in Punjab’s Mohali in India on Wednesday. The incident was reported from the Kurali area of the city and several explosions could be heard from inside the factory, local news Indian Express reported.

A video of the incident shows thick black clouds of smoke coming from the chemical plant. Soon after the incident, more than 24 firefighters were on the scene. A team of doctors and several ambulances also reached the spot from Ropar and Mohali.  

Reports reveal that at least six of the injured are women who were working in the factory at the time of the fire.

Of the eight people injured, most have been admitted to Mohali Civil Hospital and others to nearby Civil Hospital with severe burns.

According to the people present on the spot, the fire broke out at around 11:00 am today and efforts are still on to control it. Teams of five fire brigades from Mohali and Ropar districts have been deployed on the spot. The reason of the fire is not known yet, India Today reported, but the building could be a total loss.

Mohali Deputy Commissioner Aashika Jain has ordered a judicial probe into the incident. The cause of the fire was yet-to-be determined.

Kurali is one of the biggest markets for fire crackers in the region, being stored in several godowns in the area, alarming the local authorities.

Residents of Kurali complained of a stinging sensation in their eyes, and workers from adjoining factories being evacuated.


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