New Delhi, Jan 2 : A total of 12 people were injured in a fire which broke out in a Okaya battery factory in Udyog Nagar, Peeragarhi in the wee hours on Thursday.
'A call was received at 0412 hrs that a fire broke out in a battery factory in D 7 Udyog Nagar, Peeragarhi and 35 fire tenders were rushed to the spot to douse the flames,' a fire official said. 'During rescue operations, a blast occurred, causing the collapse of the factory building in which people, including fire brigade personnel got trapped,' the official said.
'A total of 12 people, which includes 11 firefighters got injured in the incident,' he said. The injured people were rushed to the nearby hospital. The rescue operations are still underway and no deaths have been reported so far. (UNI)