At least six people killed in chemical factory blast in UP’s Bijnor

Uttar Pradesh: District Collector and Superintendent of Police, Bijnor, are present at the site. The bodies and the injured people have been sent to the hospital.

By: Express News Service | Lucknow | Updated: September 12, 2018 12:12:54 pm
UP: At least six people killed in Methane gas blast in Bijnor Bijnor: The blast occurred during the welding process.

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.

This is a developing story. More details are awaited.

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