Panic gripped the area as 10 blasts were heard one after the other. Plastic containers were flying high in the air. Flames and smoke engulfed the area within minutes when a godown went up in flames at the Industrial Area, Phase 7. The site was used for storing thinner and chemicals. Once again, this incident brings to the fore lack of fire preparedness in factories in Mohali district.
The godown belonged to Chem Tech Industries, involved in manufacturing paints. It is owned by two brothers Satpal Garg and Kishan Garg. While chemicals were stored in the godown on plot number C142, packing was done on plot number D127, opposite the godown.