At least six people were killed and four injured when a methane gas tank exploded at a petrochemical factory in Uttar Pradesh’s Bijnor district Wednesday. The explosion occurred during welding at Mohit petrochemical factory. Fire tenders are present at the spot to control the blaze.
The police are yet to confirm whether anyone is trapped inside the factory. According to police sources, one person has been missing and it is suspected that he is stuck inside the factory.
“There was a blast in the Mohit Petrochemical factory near the Nagina road in the City Kotwali police station area at around 7.50 am. Soon a police and rescue team reached the spot. Six dead bodies have been recovered so far. At least two are seriously injured and admitted to a hospital. There is one person still missing and is suspected to be trapped inside. We are still running the rescue operations,” said a police official at the Kotwali police station.
District Collector and Superintendent of Police, Bijnor, are present at the site. The injured have been taken to hospital.
थाना कोतवाली शहर क्षेत्रान्तर्गत मोहित पेट्रो केमिकल फैक्ट्री में वेल्डिंग के दौरान मीथेन गैस का टैंक फटने से 6 व्यक्तियों की मृत्यु हो गई तथा 2 व्यक्ति घायल हो गए हैं। जिलाधिकारी बिजनौर व पुलिस अधीक्षक बिजनौर मौके पर हैं, मृतकों और घायलों को जिला अस्पताल बिजनौर भिजवाया गया है।
— Bijnor Police (@bijnorpolice) September 12, 2018
This is a developing story. More details are awaited.