4 injured in explosion in chemical factory in Odisha’s Ganjam

Berhampur : At least four persons sustained burn injuries when a steam pipe belt at a chemical factory exploded in Odisha’s Ganjam district on Tuesday.

The mishap occurred in the hydraulic acid plant of the industrial unit located in Ganjam town.

An electrical engineer, a supervisor and two contractual workers of the factory suffered burn injuries due to the incident. They were rushed to the sub-divisional hospital at Chhatrapur and then shifted to MKCG Medical College and Hospital here as their condition deteriorated.

Tension prevailed in the factory premises as several workers along with trade union leaders staged a demonstration, demanding adequate compensation for the injured and proper safety measures for the employees in the factory.

 

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