Four people have died and 15 injured during a fire at a pesticide manufacturing factory in Cuddalore today. All the injured people have been rushed to a nearby government hospital.
"Strict action will be taken against factories and companies that don't take steps to control accidents," State Minister CV Ganesan told ANI.
Tamil Nadu: 4 people dead, 15 injured in fire at a pesticides manufacturing factory in Cuddalore; Injured admitted to a govt hospital— ANI (@ANI) May 13, 2021
"Strict action will be taken against factories and companies which don't take steps to control accidents,"
says State Minister CV Ganesan pic.twitter.com/wcZN9lvQJk
On Wednesday too, a fire broke out in Uttar Pradesh's Bulandshahr industrial area in which two factories were gutted, officials said, adding that no casualties were reported. Smoke coming out from a menthol manufacturing unit was spotted by the watchman who called the owner Manoj Gupta following which the police and the fire department were informed.
Meanwhile, on May 1, a fire had broken out at a hospital in Gujarat's Bharuch in the wee hours of Saturday, May 1, claiming the lives of at least 18 coronavirus patients who died due to the resultant smoke.
Heart-wrenching visuals of the mishap showed the remains of some patients on beds and stretchers. There were around 50 other patients at the four-storeyed Welfare Hospital when the tragedy struck, reported PTI.