Fire brakes out at a chemical factory at Pokharpur in Kanpur, India

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A fire broke out today at a chemical factory’s godown at Pokharpur in Kanpur, officials said. 
 
However, no causalities were reported in the incident. 
 
The flames engulfed S R Chagada Chemical Factory in the wee hours, Fire Department official V P Singh told reporters here. 
 
“Twelve fire tenders were rushed to the spot to douse the flames. The flames were too high as it took more than 2 hours to bring the situation under control,” he said, adding that a major tragedy was averted as no one was present in the godown. 
 
He said that the godown was constructed illegally in a posh locality and the incident has triggered panic among the residents. 
 
Police have started investigation to ascertain the cause behind the fire.
Courtesy of business-standard.com

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