1 dead, 12 injured in blast at pharma factory in Dera Bassi

Category : Punjab News
Updated On : July 11, 2019 01:27 AM
By Indian Times Daily

A worker was killed and 12 injured in a powerful blast at the Punjab Chemicals and Pharamceuticals factory in Dera Bassi, near here. The deceased has been identified Sukhwinder Singh (22), a resident of Bishanpur village in Dera Bassi. Another worker, Ravi Kumar (20), is reported missing.

Some injured were taken to a hospital in Chandigarh, while some were taking treatment in Dera Bassi. A unit of the factory was completely destroyed. However, the loss was yet to be assessed.

A massive fire broke out after the blast in the factory round 11.30 am at Dabari Bazaar's Mubarikpur-Ramgarh Road. The explosion was so powerful that the glasses of nearby residential area broke. Fire brigades from nearby cities were engaged to control the fire.

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