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6 dead in blast at gas manufacturing unit near Vadodara

01:49 AM Jan 12, 2020 |

Vadodara: Six workers were killed and several others injured in an explosion at an industrial and medical gas manufacturing factory in Gujarat's Vadodara district on Saturday morning, the police said.

The explosion took place around 11 am at Aims Industries near Gavasad village in Padra tehsil.

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The plant is located off Padra-Jambusar highway, a senior police official said.

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The injured were taken to a hospital in Atladara near Vadodara.

"Six workers were killed and as many were injured," Superintendent of Police (Vadodara Rural) Sudhir Desai told PTI.

"Earlier we had learned that eight people were dead, but now it is confirmed that the toll is six," he added.

A team of forensic science laboratory officials was on the spot to investigate the cause of the blast which apparently took place when gas was being refilled in cylinders, he said.

"We will register a First Information Report based on the evidence the FSL team collects and ensure that those responsible for the explosion get maximum punishment," the SP added.

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