6 workers killed at petrochemical factory as boiler explodes

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An explosion in a private petrochemical factory in Uttar Pradesh’s Bijnor left at least six labourers dead and two others are seriously injured while one worker is missing.

This explosion took place at around 8 am when the boiler of the factory was being repaired.

Superintendent of Police Umesh Kumar Singh said in his statement that “There was a blast in the Mohit Petro-Chemical Factory located on Nagina Road. In the blast, labourers Balgovind, Ravi, Lokendra, Kamalveer, Vikrant and Chetram died. Two labourers were brought to a hospital in a serious condition. One labourer is said to be missing.”

He further added, “As per information gathered so far, the boiler of the factory was not functioning for the past few days. Today, while it was being repaired, there was a blast in the boiler while welding work was going on.”

This post was last modified on September 12, 2018, 4:29 pm