Haryana CM orders probe into Rewari boiler blast

Of the nearly 40 injured, 19 were referred to PGIMS Rohtak while 10 are being treated in a trauma centre in Rewari

Relatives gather outside a hospital in Rewari district on 16 March (photo: PTI)
Relatives gather outside a hospital in Rewari district on 16 March (photo: PTI)


Haryana chief minister Nayab Singh Saini has ordered a magisterial probe into the boiler blast at a spare parts manufacturing facility in Rewari district, which left 40 workers injured. Officials said on Sunday that the chief minister has ordered a probe under a sub-divisional magistrate.

Around 40 workers sustained burn injuries following the blast in a manufacturing facility in the industrial area of Dharuhera in Rewari on Saturday, police said.

Nineteen seriously injured workers had been referred to PGIMS, Rohtak while 10 of the injured are being treated at a trauma centre in Rewari. Some others are being treated in private hospitals in Rewari and Dharuhera. One of the injured was discharged late on Saturday night.

Manoj Kumar, an injured factory employee, told reporters that the blast took place when several factory workers were on duty.

A doctor at a district hospital in Rewari said preliminary treatment was given to the injured and their condition had stabilised. Later, patients with more than 50 percent burn injures were shifted to PGIMS hospital in Rohtak, he said.

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