The change illustrates how energy-intensive businesses across Europe are adapting their operations to avoid being crippled by surging energy bills following Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
The fire broke out due to a chemical reactor leaking monomethyl nitric acid — used for manufacturing several types of polymers — which caused an explosion on Wednesday night, Police Officer Rahul Dev Sharma said.
Dramatic videos and photos shared on social media showed a large blast, with one resident describing waking up to a huge boom and "glass all over us".
Firefighters said on Friday they have extinguished a huge blaze that broke out at a chemical factory in northern France and forced authorities to close schools and warn of pollution risks for the river Seine.
A large fire broke out in the early hours of Thursday at a French factory in the northern port city of Rouen, local authorities said.
Authorities added there were no reported victims at this stage.
China’s factory gate prices fell at the fastest pace in seven years in May and quicker than forecasts, as faltering demand weighed on a slowing manufacturing sector and cast a cloud over the fragile economic recovery. As rising interests rates and inflation squeeze demand in the United States and Europe, China is in contrast
At least 12 people were killed and around 50 injured after a series of explosions at a chemical factory in the western Indian state of Maharashtra on Saturday, hospital officials and police said.
The authority responsible for dealing with disasters said 70 homes were damaged and firefighting was still going on, although 15 hours had passed since the blast in Samut Prakan province. The cause of the explosion is not yet known.