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12 Sep 2018 | 12:04 PM UTC

India: Deadly blast at petro-chemical factory in Bijnor (Uttar Pradesh) Sep. 12

India News Alert

Six killed in an explosion at a petro-chemical factory in Bijnor, in northern Uttar Pradesh state September 12; no link to any terrorist motive

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/12/2018, 12:00 AM until 9/12/2018, 11:59 PM (UTC). COUNTRY/REGION Uttar Pradesh

Event

On the morning of Wednesday, September 12, at least six people were killed and two others seriously wounded in an explosion at a petro-chemical factory situated in Bijnor (Uttar Pradesh state). The explosion occurred when the boiler of the factory was being repaired. According to the authorities, the explosion has been blamed on a technical issue; terrorism has been ruled out.

Advice

Individuals present in Uttar Pradesh state are advised to stay away from the site of the blast, anticipate local road restrictions, and adhere to any instructions issued by the local authorities.

 

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