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  • India firework factory blast kills 25

    09 June 2017

    At least 25 people were killed and several others injured in an explosion at a fireworks factory in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh on June 8. The blast occurred when a blaze engulfed the factory in Balaghat district. Balaghat Police Chief Amit Sanghi said. the blast was so powerful that it could be heard five kilometres from the site....

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  • Two killed in Indian quarry after lightning strikes explosives

    22 May 2017

    On May 18, a quarry blast at Madapanta, Ramanagara, in the Southern Indian state of Karnataka, was confirmed to have killed two workers and injured another nine. According to a witness report in the Times of India, the workers were placing explosives in heavy rain when lightning struck the quarry, causing a bundle to explode....

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  • Two killed, two injured in India steel plant blast

    10 April 2017

    A blast at the Arya Iron & Steel Company (AISCO) in Keonjhar district, Odisha, killed two and seriously injured another two workers, according to a report by the Odisha Sun Times on April 8. The two workers were found dead in the furnace oil tank, which was the source of the explosion....

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  • Fire, blasts at Indian ordnance factory injure six

    27 March 2017

    Explosions and a massive fire took hold of sections of Ordnance Factory Khamaria (OFK) in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, on March 25, just one day after explosions rocked another ammunition factory at Itarsi in the same state. The ANI news agency said six had been injured in the incident at the 50 acre site, which is 320 kms east of Bhopal....

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  • Six killed in explosion at Indian cold storage facility

    17 March 2017

    Six people were killed, eight injured and others are feared trapped when a cold storage facility collapsed in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, after a gas leak triggered an explosion. Local officials said the explosion was caused by an ammonia leak, and people living nearby complained of breathlessness and nausea and were asked to move out until the gas had dispersed....

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Fatal opencast coal mine cave-in highlights India's poor mining safety record 06 March 2017

Some 23 miners and dozens of vehicles were buried when about 250 metres of stripped overburden collapsed on December 29, 2016, at the Lalmatia opencast mine in Jharkhand, north-eastern India. In an investigation, Indian Express noted that this disaster ended an exceptionally dangerous year for mining in India, with a fatality every three days during the first six months....

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Oil slick from cargo vessels affects at least 60 km of Tamil Nadu coastline 14 February 2017

On January 28, two cargo ships collided just outside Kamarajar Port off Ennore, northern Chennai, causing a major oil spill. By February 14, oil was reportedly coming onto beaches 60 km south at the heritage and resort town of Mamallapuram, and fishermen have suspended catches because of the effect of the slick on fish stocks....

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One killed in Bangladesh protest against Chinese-backed power plant 07 February 2017

Supporters and opponents of a planned 1,320-MW Chinese-backed coal-fired power station on the coast of Bangladesh were involved in running clashes that resulted in one death and 12 injuries according to local and international media. The plant is expected to begin power generation by the end of 2019 if the construction timetable proceeds as planned....

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Nine killed in Indian pharma plant explosion 12 December 2016

The death toll in the blast and subsequent fire at the Nitika Pharmaceutical Specialities plant in Nagpur, Maharashtra, rose to nine on December 11, with four others said to be in a critical condition. The first explosion on December 2 took place in a drier unit, and was followed by other blasts and a raging fire which quickly spread to other buildings on the site....

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Five killed in India refinery fire 05 December 2016

Five workers have died and three others are critically injured after fire broke out at the refinery complex of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) in Jamnagar, Gujarat, on November 23. All five succumbed to their injuries over the following days....

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