4 killed, 11 injured in boiler explosion at chemical factory in Vadodara

Vadodara, December 24

A four-year-old girl and three others were killed in a powerful explosion in a boiler at a chemical factory located in Gujarat’s Vadodara GIDC area on Friday, injuring 11 people, a police official said.

He said the dead included a 65-year-old man, a teenager and a 30-year-old woman.

Makarpura police station inspector Sajid Baloch said, “A loud explosion took place in the area around 9.30 am. Fifteen people were found injured and were taken to nearby hospitals. Four of them were either declared brought dead or treated.” He died during this.”

He said workers and people who were passing by when the blast took place were among those killed and injured.

“Four people died either due to burns or being hit by some flying object. Forensic team has reached the spot to investigate the cause of the blast,” Baloch said. PTI