A huge explosion and fire has been reported at the at a chemical company in Gujarat's Vadodara. The explosion and fire occurred at a Deepak Nitire factore in Gujarat's Vadodara. Seven workers have been hospitalised after inhaling smoke, while some 700 people living in the vicinity of the factory have been shifted to safer places, officials said.
Several fire engines have been rushed to the spot. Smoke was visible from a long distance.
"Efforts are on to douse the massive fire, in which no injury has been reported. Seven workers who had inhaled the smoke were shifted to a nearby hospital for treatment. As a precaution, nearly 700 people living in the rural areas adjoining the factory have been shifted to safer places," Vadodara Collector RB Barad said.
In a statement, Deepak Nitrite said that they are monitoring the situation closely and the safety of employees and people in the vicinity was of foremost priority.
The cause of the explosion is yet to be known.