A major fire broke out at a chemical factory in Hapur district of Uttar Pradesh on Monday. Following the incident, several fire tenders reached the spot to douse the fire. Apart from this, ambulances have also rushed in to help in providing medical aid to injured residents of the locality.
In a separate incident, at least one person died after a methanol storage tank at the Kandla Port in Gujarat’s Kutch district caught fire, a senior official said. The blaze erupted in afternoon, Kutch (East) Superintendent of Police Parikshita Rathod said, adding that efforts are on to put out the flames.
Several fire tenders and a large number of fire personnel are engaged in fire-fighting operations, the SP said. “A methanol storage tank at Kandla Port caught fire. One dead body has been recovered from the site. Firefighting operations are underway,” Rathod added.