As soon as the information was received, the fire brigade reached there and put out the fire. However, a local police official said 40 firefighters and ten policemen were injured in the blaze. Five firefighters were reported dead. However, fire officials say most of the containers containing the chemicals exploded. This revealed that the risk was serious.
About 19 fire brigades tried to contain the blaze. So far 35 bodies have been recovered in the incident. The bodies were moved to the mortuary. Those injured in the incident are being treated at a military hospital and some private hospitals. Support activities are still ongoing at the scene.