Gujarat: A major fire destroyed a part of Deepak Nitrite’s chemical manufacturing plant in the Nandesari industrial area on the outskirts of Vadodara city in Gujarat on Thursday evening. Seven workers have been hospitalized after inhaling smoke, and 700 residents who live near the plant have been relocated to safer shelters. The pollution rate in the city is monitored. Needed precautions had taken by the authorities to avoid casualties.
“Efforts are on to douse the massive fire, in which no injury has been reported. Seven workers who had inhaled the smoke were shifted to a nearby hospital for treatment. As a precaution, nearly 700 people living in the rural areas adjoining the factory have been shifted to safer places,” said Vadodara Collector RB Barad.
The powerful explosion also occurred when the fire started spreading in the factory during the evening, adding that 10 fire tenders are at the spot to douse the blaze, said a Vadodara fire brigade official. The cause of the explosion is yet to be ascertained.