News reports fatal chemical blasts in India

Article by Amanda Jasi

NEWS sites have reported fatal chemical incidents in India’s Hapur district, in the state of Uttar Pradesh.

Reuters reports that police officials said a chemical explosion at an electronics factory killed at least ten people and injured 22 others. According to the report, the incident occurred on 4 June at an industrial facility in Dhaulana, in the Hapur district.

Police spokesman Surendra Singh reportedly said that the company involved was registered to manufacture electronic equipment, and the chemicals that were being used are under investigation.

Associated Press also reports an incident in the Hapur area, which killed at least eight workers and injured “over a dozen” others. Three of the injured were reportedly in critical condition.

The report adds that according to senior police officer Pavin Kumar, a fire erupted after a boiler exploded in a chemical factory. An investigation has been ordered.

It is unclear whether the reported incidents are related.

Article by Amanda Jasi

Staff Reporter, The Chemical Engineer

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