Chhattisgarh: 6 Injured After Blast At Explosive Factory In Bemetara, Investigation Underway; Visuals Surface

Chhattisgarh: 6 Injured After Blast At Explosive Factory In Bemetara, Investigation Underway; Visuals Surface

The injured were transported to hospitals in Raipur, with some individuals requiring specialized care at Mekahara and AIIMS facilities. The exact cause of the blast remains under investigation.

ANIUpdated: Saturday, May 25, 2024, 01:40 PM IST
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Bemetara (Chhattisgarh): Six people were injured after a blast occurred at an explosive factory in Chhatisgarh's Bemetara on Saturday morning.
Fire and rescue teams have arrived at the spot. The injured were transported to hospitals in Raipur, with some individuals requiring specialized care at Mekahara and AIIMS facilities. The exact cause of the blast remains under investigation.

Official Statement From The Collector Of Bemetara \

Bemetara Collector Ranbir Sharma said, "A blast occured at an explosive factory here. Six people are injured and they are sent for treatment. The fire brigade, medical team, and people from the administration and police are there. The reporting (about casualties) is unconfirmed as of now. The reason for the blast is a matter of investigation."

"There has been a blast in an explosive factory in Bemetara. Investigation is underway. The Superintendent of Police is on the spot. More details will be revealed soon", Chhattisgarh Deputy CM Vijay Sharma said.

Chhattisgarh Deputy CM Arun Sao provided additional details, highlighting the severity of the incident.

"A major explosion has been reported at a gunpowder factory in Borsi, Bemetara. I am in contact with the administration. The entire team, including the SP and Collector, is present at the site of the incident. It is confirmed that a significant explosion has occurred, and there is a possibility of further explosions. Fire trucks and other relief teams have arrived. Rescue and relief operations have commenced rapidly. The injured are being sent to Raipur for proper treatment. The administration's full team is dedicated to rescue and relief efforts, prioritizing quick relief for the people. The explosion has resulted in a large pile of debris. Official information is still forthcoming, but those injured are being referred to Raipur hospitals, with some being sent to Mekahara and others to AIIMS. The administration is focused on ensuring proper treatment for the injured," Chhattisgarh Deputy CM Arun Sao said.

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