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  • India incense factory dust fire asphyxiates 20

    09 October 2017

    Twenty-eight workers were hospitalised after fire broke out at a factory producing incense sticks at Chandigarh in northern India. According to the Hindustan Times, sparks from electrical work being carried out on the premises led to a minor blast in two chemical containers, which in turn ignited sandalwood powder....

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  • Rejected detonator explosion at Indian ammunition storage facility injures three

    15 September 2017

    Three workers sustained injuries after a large quantity of defective detonators exploded at the Badmal ordnance factory in Balangir district, Odisha, on September 15. Faulty detonators from shells are taken to the demolition yard, which is isolated from production and other  facilities, to be dismantled or destroyed. The explosion reportedly took place at the demolition yard....

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  • India construction site explosion kills six, injures 11

    08 September 2017

    Six people were killed and 11 injured after fire broke out following a gas cylinder explosion at a building under construction in Juhu, Mumbai, on September 6. The injured – nine men and two women – were admitted to a nearby hospital, PTI reported, with eight said to be in a critical condition....

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  • Five killed in Kashmir coal mine explosion

    08 August 2017

    A coal mine in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir has suffered a fatal explosion on August 6 with five miners reported to have been killed. The Deputy Commissioner of Muzaffarabad, 20 miles south of the mine site near Seri Darra village, said seven miners were digging coal about 800 feet deep in a shaft when a gas explosion caused the roof to collapse....

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  • Indian Army asks Defence Ministry to attribute responsibility for fatal Pulgaon ammunition depot blast

    03 August 2017

    In a letter to the Indian Defence Production Secretary, Army headquarters has asked for a final adjudication on responsibility for the extensive fire at India’s largest ammunition storage depot at Pulgaon in Maharashtra on May 31, 2016. The incident resulted in the deaths of two army officials, four defence security corps personnel and 13 defence fire safety staff....

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Shell fined $2.4m for fatal Pakistan tanker blast 07 July 2017

Pakistan's oil and gas regulator has ordered a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell to pay about 257 million rupees (about $2.4 million) in damages and compensation for a tanker explosion that killed more than 200 people last month. The Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority held Shell Pakistan Ltd responsible for the blast in Punjab province on June 25 after the tanker rolled over, and villagers rushed to collect leaking fuel....

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Bangladesh garment factory explosion kills 10, injures 50 04 July 2017

A boiler explosion at a garment factory at Kashimpur in Gazipur district, near the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, killed 10 people and injured 50, officials said on July 3. The number still missing remained unclear as of July 4 an police said the search for more victims was ongoing.  This is the latest fatal incident to affect the sector, one of the country’s biggest employers....

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Death toll close to 200 in Pakistan oil tanker fire 30 June 2017

The death toll in an oil tanker fire in Pakistan rose to 194 on June 30, prompting the government to suspend six officials for negligence. At least 120 people including women and children were killed on the spot and 140 injured when they gathered to collect leaking fuel from the crashed oil tanker in Bahawalpur, some 400 km south of Lahore, on June 25....

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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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