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Four Injured as Gas Tank Explodes at Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Plant in Unnao

English NewsFour Injured as Gas Tank Explodes at Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Plant in Unnao

Four people were injured in a gas tank explosion at Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Plant in Unnao, stated news agency ANI on Thursday. The incident resulted in a stampede-like situation leaving many injured.

Soon after the accident, fire tenders rushed to the spot to douse the flames. The cause of the blast was found to be due to a valve leakage at the plant, stated a report. Following the blast, several trains were blocked including the Jhansi Passenger passenger, Unnao-LTT train, Unnao to Ajgain trains and the Kanpur Shatabdi train on the Lucknow-Kanpur route.
The Hindustan Petroleum management put in their best efforts to stop the leakage at the site. A warning was issued for a distance of 4-5 kilometer radius from the plant. Reports stated that villagers who fell in the radius were asked to vacate the place.

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