Surat, Nov 29: At least 24 workers were hospitalized after a fire broke out at a chemical plant in Gujarat on Wednesday.
The fire mishap took place in Surat City in the afternoon following an explosion.
Chief Fire Officer-In-Charge of Surat, Basant Pareek said that the fire started around 2 am at a chemical factory situated in the Sachin GIDC industrial area. The blaze was triggered by an explosion in a large tank due to the leakage of inflammable chemicals stored within.
Pareek further said that all the 24 workers, who sustained injuries, were rushed to a hospital where they are undergoing treatment. "It was not immediately clear how many workers were inside the factory as the blast caused a massive fire in the three-story building of the factory and engulfed the entire area with smoke".
More than a dozen fire-fighting vehicles were rushed to the spot and efforts were underway to contain the blaze, he added. Further details are awaited.