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Massive fire in Dahej chemical unit, 1,500 villagers evacuated

  • Massive fire in Dahej chemical unit, 1,500 villagers evacuated
    Summary: Fire fighters and disaster management prevention centre team are trying hard to safeguard the ethylene oxide tanks as the chemical is explosive in nature. Various solvents including methanol ethylene oxide were stored there. Almost 1,500 people were taken to safe locations at Suva, Lakhigam and Dahej. Dahej/Surat: A massive fire broke out at a chemical factory in Dahej early Tuesday morning, forcing evacuation of nearly 1 ,500 people from the adjacent Ambheta village.There were no casualties in the fire that broke out at Sterling Auxiliaries Pvt Ltd around 3.30am. A team of villagers was mobilized to ask people to leave their homes immediately.

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    Dahej/Surat: A massive fire broke out at a chemical factory in Dahej early Tuesday morning, forcing evacuation of nearly 1 ,500 people from the adjacent Ambheta village.There were no casualties in the fire that broke out at Sterling Auxiliaries Pvt Ltd around 3.30am. As many as 18 fire fighters from Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Surat, Vadodara, Bharuch, Ankleshwar, Dahej and Panoli were deployed to control the blaze till late evening.Panic spread in nearby villages as news of the fire spread and many even woke up from their sleep and fled their houses. Thick plumes of smoke billowing from the plant were seen from several kilometres away.A S Gandhi, deputy director, safety, health & environment, said, "There have been no deaths or injuries in the fire.

    The fire broke out in the material storage area of the plant. Various solvents including methanol ethylene oxide were stored there. Fire fighters and disaster management prevention centre team are trying hard to safeguard the ethylene oxide tanks as the chemical is explosive in nature."Sandip Sagale, collector of Bharuch, told TOI, "A team of NDRF and experts from Vadodara and Vapi have also been called to deal with the situation.

    Source: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/surat/massive-fire-in-dahej-chemical-unit-1500-villagers-evacuated/articleshow/56900058.cms


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