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8 Killed, 50 injured chemical factory blast

At least eight people died and 50 others were injured in a blast in a chemical factory in Gujarat. The blast took place at Yashashvi Rasayan Private Limited in Dahej Industrial Estate of Bharuch district.

The injured have been admitted to hospitals in the district. About 12 fire tenders are present at the spot to douse the fire.

“About eight people lost their lives and several others sustained injuries in a fire that broke out following a blast in a tank at Yashashvi Rasayan Pvt Ltd in Dahej Industrial Estate of Bharuch, at about 12 PM today,” Bharuch district collector Dr MD Modiya was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.

The Bharuch district administration has evacuated the residents of Lakhi and Luvara villages located near the factory .

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