The Hush Post| 7:10 pm |one-minute-read|
There has been a major fire in a chemical factory at Focal Point, Ludhiana. Dozens of blasts took place at Prakash Chemical Factory. However, thankfully there was no loss of life. The fire began from the tanker outside the factory and then spread into the factory. The factories adjacent the main spot were also affected as a result of this fire. The authorities immediately ordered vacating the adjacent work places including factories and shops.
According to the fire officer present at the spot, initially it was difficult to determine as to where the fire erupted. According to the fire officer since there are plastic and cardboard manufacturing factories also in the vicinity, there was a lot of confusion.
However, later it was found that a tanker carrying thinner caught the fire and then it spread all over the factory. There are about 80 to 100 drums filled with chemicals inside the factory and blasts were still taking place till the reports last came in.