An explosion at a chemical factory that sparked a big fire left some 40 workers injured at the plant in Gujarat's Dahej, a mainly industrial area. Ten fire trucks are at the site. People in villages near the plant have been taken to safer areas as the chemical fire is poisonous, a district official told news agency Press Trust of India.
In visuals, a long plume of black smoke is seen rising from the plant that is located on an open area.Around 35-40 workers received burn injuries after the boiler of an agro-chemical company exploded in the afternoon. All the injured have been taken to hospitals in Bharuch, and efforts are on to control the fire.