A runaway chemical reaction is being blamed for a massive fire at a plastics plant in northern India Sunday, local media report.
Staff at Agra Chemical in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, told investigators that they were mixing chemical when the flames erupted. Smoke visible from miles away engulfed the entire facility.
Within 10 minutes of first ignition the flames spread to a neighboring shoe factory. Police evacuated a 500-meter radius of the burning factories.
After six hours firefighter managed to extinguish about 90 percent of the flames.
No casualties were reported.