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Blast At Chemical Factory In Gujarat, 8 Workers Dead & 50 Injured

Police said the death toll may rise further as some of the injured workers are in a serious condition

In Gujarat, 8 workers died and 50 others were injured in a massive fire triggered by a blast in the boiler of a chemical factory at Dahej in Bharuch district yesterday afternoon. Police said the death toll may rise further as some of the injured workers are in a serious condition.

Fire officials informed that it took about six hours for eleven fire tenders to bring the massive blaze under control.

Authorities have shifted about 4,800 people from nearby Luvara and Lakhigam villages to safer places as a precautionary measure. Our correspondent reports that 32 injured workers are admitted in various hospitals in Bharuch and nearby areas while others were given primary aid. About 230 workers were present inside the factory when the massive fire broke out.

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