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Massive Fire Erupts In A Rubber Factory, 40 Workers Sustained Injuries

In a horrifying incident, a massive fire erupted at a Sonipat rubber factory, causing cylinders to explode and injuring over 40 workers. Firefighters battled the blaze for hours, while emergency services rushed the injured to hospitals for treatment. The cause of the fire remains under investigation, raising concerns about industrial safety regulations.

Edited By : News24 Desk | Updated: May 28, 2024 18:38 IST
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Fire Erupts in Sonipat's Rubber Factory
Fire Erupts in Sonipat's Rubber Factory

A horrific industrial accident unfolded in Sonipat on Tuesday (May 28) as a massive fire ripped through a rubber factory, triggering explosions in pressurized cylinders. According to reports, over 40 factory workers sustained burn injuries in the incident.

The fire broke out in an industrial area of Sonipat, quickly engulfing the rubber factory. The cause of the blaze remains under investigation. Fanned by the highly flammable rubber materials, the inferno intensified rapidly. The situation turned catastrophic when the flames reached stored industrial cylinders, causing a series of explosions. The thunderous blasts sent shockwaves through the surrounding area, further escalating the chaos.

Horrified by the unfolding disaster, nearby workers and residents raised the alarm. Fire tenders rushed to the scene, and firefighters battled the blaze for several hours. The intense heat and thick smoke hampered their efforts, but they eventually managed to bring the flames under control.

In the aftermath of the fire, emergency medical services arrived to attend to the injured workers. The reports indicate that more than 40 factory personnel suffered burn wounds, with some critically injured. Ambulances transported them to nearby hospitals for treatment. The local authorities have launched a probe to determine the cause of the fire and ascertain if the factory adhered to proper safety protocols.

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This industrial accident highlights the critical need for stringent safety regulations and regular inspections in factories handling flammable materials. The incident serves as a stark reminder of the importance of prioritizing worker safety and implementing measures to prevent such tragedies.

First published on: May 28, 2024 06:38 PM IST

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