8 killed, several injured in chemical factory blaze near Delhi
Eight people were killed and dozens of others were injured in the chemical factory blaze in Uttar Pradesh's Hapur district, Reuters reported. Police and fire engines have raced to the scene, and rescue efforts are currently underway. According to police spokesman Surendra Singh, the catastrophe occurred when a boiler burst at an industrial plant in Dhaulana, around 60 kilometers from New Delhi.
Identities of the deceased is being ascertained
According to officials, the details of the deceased are being ascertained. They said some of the workers who were injured in the incident at the factory in the Dhaulana region of the district have been hospitalized. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has expressed his sympathies to the bereaved families, according to a tweet in Hindi from his office.
CM office monitoring the rescue and relief operation
"The chief minister has directed district administration officers to go to the spot and oversee rescue and relief measures and extend all possible help to the victims and their families," the CM's office tweeted.
More causalities feared as some laborers still trapped inside
According to the authorities, approximately 15 workers were injured in the event. They said casualties may rise as several workers are still stuck inside the factory. "Total 15 injured, 8 dead in the explosion that took place at electronic equipment manufacturing unit in Hapur. Injured being treated. We are probing the matter. Action will be taken against those responsible," Hapur IG Praveen Kumar said.