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After the incident, the young man was the first to reach the spot.
There was a blast in the illegal firecracker factory in Hapur on Saturday. 13 lives were lost in this blast. At the same time, 21 laborers are fighting a war to the death. Those who are being treated at Meerut Medical College and Safdarjung in Delhi. Sawan, the first man who reached the spot, told that the workers are not allowed to leave the factories here before 10 hours. When I heard the blast in the factory, I asked the watchman to go to the spot. My maternal uncle and nephew used to work in this factory. When we reached the spot, the sight was intimidating.
The smoke was so much that I could not even open my eyes
Smoke was rising from everywhere. There was mist in the sky. When he reached the spot, he could not even open his eyes. The dead bodies had come flying out. There were cracks in the surrounding walls. When I went inside, I couldn’t see anything. While groping here and there, he went ahead and fought with some heavy thing. When I saw in the light of the mobile, there were 3 dead bodies lying below. With courage, the dead bodies were put to the side.
Police and fire brigade teams were engaged in relief and rescue work.
There were just rags of laborers lying everywhere.
Then I moved on, calling out the names of my uncle and nephew. Only the sound of people’s pain could be heard in the ear. If we went a little further, the nephew’s clothes were visible. When I went near and saw his body, I cried. His body was burnt. His stomach had burst. Putting him aside, I started in search of Mamu. I searched for Mamu Irfan a lot but could not find him. Still don’t know where they are. His address is neither in the hospital nor in the dead house. There were rags everywhere. Someone’s hand was chopped off, someone’s ear was chopped off. Everywhere there were dead bodies.
SP Deepak Bhukar reached the spot. They picked up the dead bodies of the laborers and kept them on the shore.
A worker jumped into the drum and then died
Satish, the owner of another company who reached the spot, told that when I came here, 2 workers were suffering. A laborer came running and jumped into the water drum. He might have been alive for only 2 seconds after the jump. After that a laborer was suffering in the drain, he also died. Two laborers were lying inside the gate. One of them was dead, 1 died a few minutes later. Workers were dying in front of me.
Burnt crackers scattered after the accident. The people around were shaken by the sound of the explosion.