One killed in blast in chemical factory

Last Updated: Sunday, April 11, 2010 - 22:31

Ahmedabad: One person was killed and 11
others injured in a blast in the boiler of a chemical
manufacturing company in the Vatva Industrial Area on the
outskirts of the city today, police said.

"One person has died in the incident," Assistant
Commissioner of Police B D Vaishnav said and identified the
victim as Ramesh Zala (45) a labourer.

Police say preliminary probe indicated that the boiler of
the factory had burst due to increased pressure.

Inspector G R Gadhvi said due to the big blast one of the
slabs of the factory had collapsed. He said nine persons had
received burn injuries while two were buried underneath the
rubble of the collapsed concrete slab.

One of them broke his leg while the other was declared
brought dead at the L G Hospital, police said, adding, a case
has been registered and further investigation was on.

The incident took place in the R K Chemicals Factory
which makes different kinds of dyes in its unit.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, April 11, 2010 - 22:31

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