Thursday, June 13, 2024

Three Killed, Several Injured In Delhi Factory Blast, Gas Leak Suspected – N.F Times

New Delhi: At least three people died while six others were injured after a fire broke out, causing an explosion at a food processing unit in Delhi on June 8.

the deceased have been identified as Beerpal (42), Shyam (24), and Ram Singh (30).

The incident took place in the early hours of June 8 in Delhi’s Narela Industrial Area.  The Delhi Police received a call regarding the incident at nearly 3:35 am, according to reports.

Nine people were evacuated from within the building and taken to SHRC Hospital in Narela, according to the official. Three of them were pronounced dead, while the other two were receiving medical attention.

According to him, initial findings indicate that a gas leak from one of the pipelines may have caused the fire. The plant processed moong dal, which was roasted using burners powered by gas.

As the fire spread, it led to the overheating of the compressor, resulting in a blast, an official said.

A case was registered under appropriate sections and investigations were underway.

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