#AceNewsReport – June.09: Fire engines rushed to the spot as smoke billowed from the compound – firemen had to break walls on either side to rescue people: The cause of the fire has not yet been determined, officials told BBC Marathi:
INDIA: Eighteen dead in India chemical plant fire and some 37 other workers were trapped inside the building when the blaze started around 15:45 local time (10:15 GMT) on Monday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his condolences over the death of the workers, and announced 200,000 rupees ($2,800; £1,900) as compensation for their families. He also promised $690 as compensation for the injured.
The factory belonged to SV Aqua Technologies, a company that makes chlorine dioxide products, which is typically used in water treatment.
It was located in what is known as the the Pirangut industrial estate, home to several other factories and plants, some 16km (10 miles) from Pune. Most of the workers live close by.
The government of Maharashtra, where the factory is located, also announced $6,800 as compensation to the victims ‘families.
#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: Jun.09: 2021:
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