Hapur Factory Blast: Death Toll Rises to 13, Two Booked for Culpable Homicide

Hapur: A day after the deadly explosion at a chemical factory in Uttar Pradesh, a death toll has risen to 13 in an explosion on Sunday at a factory in Uttar Pradesh. Police have filed a criminal homicide charge against two men in the incident. Uttar Pradesh Police have registered an FIR under Section 286 (Negligent Conduct of Explosive Substances), 287 (Negligent Conduct of Explosive Substances), 304 (Criminal homicide), 308 (Attempt to commit criminal homicide), 337 (Risk of negligence). Human life), and 338 of the Indian Penal Code against factory owner Dilshad and director Wasim (a felony injury by an act that endangers human life).Read more – 9 fires, 19 people injured in fire at Chemical Factory in Hapur, UP; Prime Minister Modi expressed condolence

Meanwhile, the Kisan Mazdoor Association is protesting against the incident. Brahm Singh Rana, president of the Kisan Mazdoor Association, has demanded a compensation of Rs 1 crore for the victims. Read also – Adityanath who has warned people about UP becoming Kerala, Kashmir or WB; It urges voters to vote for a ‘crime-free’ state

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Speaking to news agency ANI, Police Superintendent Hapur Deepak Bhukar said police received information about the boiler blast. “Upon reaching the venue, the boiler did not explode, but some kind of explosion.”

The cause of the explosion was discovered after reports of an investigation by the Science Laboratory (FSL), but the police seized plastic pallets used in toy guns from the spot, the SP said. “After the FSL report, the object of the explosion became clear. We seized plastic pallets from the area. These pallets were used in toy guns with fireworks on Diwali. These pallets were manufactured inside the factory,” he said.

In addition, SP said that the contents of the palettes will become clear only after the FSL report.

The preliminary investigation revealed that 33 workers were working in the factory, 13 were killed and 20 were injured at the time of the incident.

After the incident on Saturday, Hapur District Magistrate (DM) Medha Rupam said, “Electronics are allowed to be manufactured but what really is happening is the need to investigate. A committee will be formed. The forensic team is finding out which chemical was recovered (in the explosion at the manufacturing plant.)

(With ANI inputs)

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