5 killed, several injured in blast at gas manufacturing company in Vadodara

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Vadodara, January 11: Five people were killed and several injured in a blast at an industrial and medical gas manufacturing company in Padra taluka of Gujarat’s Vadodara district on Saturday, police said.

The explosion took place at around 11 am at Aims Industries Limited near Gavasad village in Padra, an official from Vadu police station said.

While five people died on the spot, several were reportedly injured and had been rushed to a nearby hospital, he said.

The fire brigade had been pressed into service, he said, adding that relief and rescue operations are under way. PTI