Massive fire breaks out at UPL plant in Jhagadia, Gujarat

Massive fire breaks out at UPL plant in Jhagadia, Gujarat

10:13 AM, 23rd February 2021
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A major blast shook Gujarat's Bharuch district in the early hours of Tuesday. The explosion resulted in a massive fire at United Phosphorus Limited (UPL) company's plant at Jhagadia unit.

VADODARA, INDIA: A major blast shook Gujarat’s Bharuch district in the early hours of Tuesday. The explosion resulted in a massive fire at United Phosphorus Limited (UPL) company’s plant at Jhagadia unit. At least, 24 people have been injured in the incident and so far no fatalities have been confirmed, as per media reports.

It is being told that the incident happened around 2 am in the morning, all the injured have been admitted to the hospital. Currently, the cause of the incident has not been known. Firemen are trying to control and douse the fire.

As per a CNBC-TV18 report, “The plant was in shutdown state. Our emergency response team and local fire brigade have already brought the fire under control. 21 people have received treatment at the local hospital and 13 are already discharged with minor treatment. We thank the local administration and fire brigade for their timely support.”

The explosion was so tremendous that its sound was heard at say 15 kilometers away from the site. Due to the explosion, people living in the surrounding village felt like an earthquake, following which some people even ran come out of their homes.

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