Bharuch (Gujarat) : There was a blast late Sunday night at Om Organics Company in Dahej. The explosion was so strong that the laborers working nearby were also injured. Five laborers died in the blast. Preliminary investigation revealed that the explosion occurred during a chemical process in the factory. As soon as the news of the blast was received, the GPCB team reached the spot and conducted further investigation.

The explosion took place at around 2 am at Om Organics, a maker of APIs and intermediates. The fire was brought under control with the help of fire brigade. While the rescue operation lasted till morning. During this, the bodies of five laborers were taken out. Officials of Fire Department, Police Department, Gujarat Pollution Control Board and Factory Health and Safety Department have reached the spot and started investigation. The cause of the explosion is yet to be ascertained.