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Six labourers injured in explosion in petro-chemical factory

Press Trust of India  |  Bijnor (UP) 

At least six labourers died while two others were seriously injured in an explosion in a here Wednesday, police said.

According to the police, one labourer is still missing.

The blast took place around 8 am when the boiler of the factory was being repaired.

"There was a blast in the located on Nagina Road. In the blast, labourers Balgovind, Ravi, Lokendra, Kamalveer, Vikrant and died. Two labourers were brought to a hospital in a serious condition. One labourer is said to be missing." of Police told

"As per information gathered so far, the boiler of the factory was not functioning for the past few days. Today, while it was being repaired, there was a blast in the boiler while welding work was going on," he said.

Singh said efforts are on to trace the owner of the factory.

Uttar Pradesh expressed grief over the loss of lives in the accident, and conveyed his condolence to the family members of the deceased.

The UP also instructed officials that proper medical treatment should be given to the injured persons, a said in

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First Published: Wed, September 12 2018. 14:10 IST