Vadodara: Four workers of Shivam Petrochem Industries suffered burns after fire broke out in the industry on Savli Road early on Friday morning. The injured have been admitted to a local hospital while locals claim the explosion at the plant due to the fire was heard several kilometres away.
The incident occurred at about 3.30 am when workers were present in the plant. Within a few minutes, fire officials rushed to the spot and began efforts to douse the in ferno while burning chemicals and smoke made it difficult to control the flames. It took firemen nearly six hours and seven tankers to douse the blaze.
A major part of the plant suffered extensive damage due to the explosion and fire. The company manufactures pharma intermediates and specialty chemicals. It also provides solutions for contract manufacturing involving reactions like hydrochlorination. Firemen are trying to ascertain the cause of the fire in the plant.