Emergency crews are on scene after at least five large explosions ripped through the Deepak Nitrite Facility in Vadodara, Gujarat, India. Emergency crews are scrambling to contain the blaze and secondary explosions. More than eight fire departments are on scene. Witnesses reported that the explosion could be heard up to 10km away.
According to the company’s website: “Headquartered at Vadodara, Gujarat, Deepak Nitrite Limited (DNL) is a multi-division and multi-product, chemical intermediate manufacturer with its plants at Nandesari and Dahej in Gujarat, Roha and Taloja in Maharashtra, and at Hyderabad, Telangana. Its product portfolio comprises Basic Chemicals (BC), Fine and Speciality Chemicals (FSC) & Performance Products (PP). The Company has also set up a wholly-owned subsidiary, Deepak Phenolics Limited to manufacture Phenol and Acetone in a new state-of-the-art plant. As a partner of choice for domestic and global chemical majors, DNL is one of the fastest growing chemical intermediaries Company in India, adhering to Responsible Chemistry.”