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Five Dead in Reliance Plant Fire

1:48 PM MDT | June 16, 2008 | Natasha Alperowicz

A fire broke out on June 6 at Reliance Industries’ Nagothane, India complex, killing five workers and injuring more than 50, the company says. At CW’s press time, 42 people were still being treated in hospital. The accident occurred at a linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE) plant. Reliance says it has offered Rs500,000 ($11,780) to each bereaved family as initial compensation. It has also offered employment to family members of those who died in the fire. The injured have each been offered Rs50,000. The LLDPE plant had been shuttered on June 5 for...

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