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At least 15 dead in India sanitizer factory fire


Mumbai, India: A fireball erupted into a sanitizing plant in the western Indian city of Pune on Monday, killing at least 15 people, according to police.

“So far, we’ve collected 15 bodies,” an officer in Pune’s rural police control room told AFP, speaking on condition of anonymity.

“The fire broke out around 4:15 pm at a sanitizer factory, we still don’t know what sparked the fire.”

The officer couldn’t disclose if someone was hurt or went missing.

According to the Times of India, the factory was located in a village on the outskirts of Pune.

According to the publication, those dead were trapped inside the factory when a fire broke out after an explosion within a machine.

Huge plumes of smoke billowed from the top of a building, according to video footage broadcast by local media.

Industrial mishaps are common in India, which experts attribute to inadequate planning and insufficient implementation of safety regulations.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his condolences on Twitter and promised that the relatives of the victims and those injured would be compensated financially.


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