Minor fire in Dabur's Nepal factory
Mar 30, 2007 - 1:04:09 PM
Kathmandu, March 30 - A minor fire broke out Friday at Indian firm Dabur's factory in south Nepal, triggering an alarm in the Nepali media.
However, the Indian firm's CEO in Nepal Udayan Ganguly said it was a minor incident in which no one was injured. He added that factory operations remained unscathed.
The fire was detected around 3 a.m. Friday and fire tenders were called immediately. The fire was put out immediately and later in the day, factory operations resumed as usual.
Ganguly said a consignment of camphor, used as an ingredient in dental products, had caught fire because of its inflammable nature. There was no other damage, he added.
He also said local media reports that the fire in the Bara district factory had gutted the toothpaste and powder manufacturing unit were completely untrue.
Dabur Nepal, a wholly owned subsidiary of Dabur India and one of the largest companies in Nepal, has been affected by the mounting unrest in the southern Terai plains, with ethnic groups calling closures to press their demand for an autonomous state.
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