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Rajasthan: 6 Killed, 1 Injured In Chemical Factory Fire In Jaipur

According to Prakash Rajpurohit, the District Collector of Jaipur, a fire broke out on Saturday evening due to a boiler explosion in the factory.

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A fire erupted at a chemical factory in the Bassi area of Jaipur district on Saturday evening, resulting in the death of five persons and injury to two others.

Jaipur Commissioner of Police Biju George Joseph told PTI that five people died on the spot.

One of the two injured, who was to Jaipur's Sawai Man Singh government hospital with 95 per cent burn injuries, died in the hospital, reported PTI.

According to Prakash Rajpurohit, the District Collector of Jaipur, a fire broke out on Saturday evening due to a boiler explosion in the factory.

The two injured have been rushed to Jaipur's Sawai Man Singh government hospital, he said.

"The injured have been brought to SMS Hospital here. They are badly injured. Doctors are trying their best to provide them better treatment," he said.

DC Rajpurohit said that the incident will be investigated.

Rajasthan Chief Minister Reacts

Rajasthan Chief Minister Bhajan Lal Sharma condoled the deaths and directed officials to provide all assistance to those affected.

"The death of civilians due to a fire accident in the chemical factory in Bassi near Jaipur is extremely sad. The concerned officers have been instructed to immediately reach the spot and conduct relief and rescue work expeditiously and provide all possible help to the affected people," Sharma posted on X.

"I pray to Lord Shri Ram to grant peace to the departed souls and speedy recovery to the injured,” he added.

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