Four labourers dead, 28 injured in blast at chemical factory in Haryana’s Bahadurgarh; 5 children, 12 women among hurt

Four labourers were killed and 28 others injured on Friday in a blast at a chemical factory in Haryana's Bahadurgarh town on the outskirts of Delhi, officials said.

Press Trust of India February 28, 2020 23:33:21 IST
Four labourers dead, 28 injured in blast at chemical factory in Haryana’s Bahadurgarh; 5 children, 12 women among hurt
  • The blast took place at the factory in the MI Industrial area on Friday after which three buildings opposite it caught fire and two others adjacent collapsed

  • Dahiya said those killed in the blast are all labourers and the injured, one of them seriously, have been hospitalised

  • Among the injured are five children and 12 women, he said

Chandigarh: Four labourers were killed and 28 others injured on Friday in a blast at a chemical factory in Haryana's Bahadurgarh town on the outskirts of Delhi, officials said.

The blast took place at the factory in the MI Industrial area on Friday after which three buildings opposite it caught fire and two others adjacent collapsed, Jhajjar Deputy Commissioner Jitender Dahiya told PTI over phone.

Four labourers dead 28 injured in blast at chemical factory in Haryanas Bahadurgarh 5 children 12 women among hurt

File image of Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar. PTI

Dahiya said those killed in the blast are all labourers and the injured, one of them seriously, have been hospitalised.

Among the injured are five children and 12 women, he said.

He said Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has announced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh for the next of kin of the deceased.

The police official said firefighters brought the blaze under control.

A team of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and the district administration are making efforts to clear the debris of the buildings, he said.

He did not rule out the possibility of finding more bodies once the debris are cleared.

Dahiya said the cause of the blast has not been ascertained so far.

Bahadurgarh town is in Jhajjar district.

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