Eight dead, 74 injured after explosion in Indian chemical factory Jun 04, 2020 0 487 12345 New Delhi At least eight workers were killed and 74 more were injured after an explosion sparked a major fire at a chemical factory in western India on Wednesday, officials said.Around 5,000 people in the villages near the plant in Gujarat state’s Bharuch district were taken to safer areas as a precautionary measure, the region’s top official MD Modiya said.“Eight workers are dead after the blast in a solvent container of the agro-chemical plant,” Modiya told dpa.Rescue teams brought the injured workers to the hospital where the condition of some was reported to be serious.“We evacuated the villagers because the blast occurred very close to where some poisonous chemicals were stored. Chemical fires are particularly dangerous as the toxic gases could spread over a wide region,” Modiya said.The fire engulfed the factory and dozens of firemen took five hours to bring the blaze under control.Last month, 11 people died and 800 were hospitalized in southern India after a gas leak occurred at a chemical plant left idle amid the lockdown. (DPA) Pages 12 RELATED ARTICLES COVID-19 -hit Mumbai largely unscathed by Cyclone Nisarga Jun 04, 2020 0 1313 Roadside bomb kills 9 civilians in southern Afghanistan: Officials Jun 04, 2020 0 484 South China sea issues pushed Philippine U-turn on US troop pact Jun 04, 2020 0 410 Virus on rise again in Iran with over 3,000 cases for third day AFP Tehran The spread of novel coronavirus has accelerated again this month in Iran which on Wednesday officially confirmed over 3,000 new cases for a third consecutive day. The country has recorded an additional 3,134 .. Israel breached border 1,000 times so far this year, says Lebanese premier DPA Beirut Lebananese Prime Minister Hassan Diab said on Wednesday that Israel had breached his country’s land, sea and air space more than 1,000 times since the beginning of this year. Lebanon does not have ..