At least 12 people have died and 21 were injured this Saturday in an explosion at a chemical factory in the Hapur district of the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, in the north of the country, the agency reported Press Trust of India.
The country’s police confirmed that around 2:30 p.m. (local time) they would have received a notice about the explosion.
Once there, they met eight charred bodies, while four other people died on the way to hospital. The rest of the injured are admitted to different hospitals in the area, he explained. Indian Express.
According to the preliminary police investigation, gunpowder residue would have been found in the factoryand the factory was allegedly manufacturing fireworks illegally, even though it had only obtained a license to manufacture electronics.
🇮🇳#INDIA | Six people have been killed and 20 others injured in a chemical plant explosion in the city of Hapur in western Uttar Pradesh. Rescue operations are still underway and the death toll could increase in the coming hours. #RochexRB27 pic.twitter.com/PNCzGj2TzW
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The sub-inspector of the Dhaulana Police, Sandeep Kumar, explained that 50 people were working in the factoryand that for the moment it has not been possible to identify any of the deceased, since the bodies have been seriously damaged due to the explosion, according to what has been collected Time of India.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modiexpressed his condolences to the families of the deceased and has assured that the Government is offering “all possible help”.
“Accident at chemical factory in Hapur, Uttar Pradesh is heartbreaking. I express my condolences to the families of those who have lost their lives in this. The State Government is actively involved in treating the wounded and all possible help, ”Modi said in a message on his Twitter account.
उत्तर प्रदेश हापुड़ की केमिकल फैक्ट्री में हुआ हादसा हृदयविदारक।। इसमें जिन को जान गंवानी पड़ी है, उनके परिजनों के मैं अपनी संवेदनाएं व्यक्त करता।। घायलों के और दूसरी हर संभव सहायता में राज्य तत्परता से जुटी है: PM @narendramodi
— PMO India (@PMOIndia) June 4, 2022
With information from Europe Press