IN PHOTOS: Massive fire breaks out at Dombivli factory after boiler blast; 4 killed, 48 injured

Four people were killed and 48 other were injured in fire that was caused after a suspected boiler blast at a chemical factory in Dombivli area of Maharashtra, the officials said on Thursday. Pics/PTI

Updated On: 2024-05-23 05:25 PM IST

Compiled by : Asif Ali Sayed

Fire Brigade officials reached the sport to douse the fire. Pics/PTI

According to civic officials, the information regarding the incident was received at around 1:40 pm

As per the information, the fire after a blast was reported at Amber Chemical Company in M.I.D.C. Phase-02, Sonarpada, Dombivali (East)

The officials said that the information has also been received that many vehicles and many houses were damaged due to the explosion

The blast was so loud that it could be heard a kilometre away, an eyewitness told the PTI

The glass windows of adjoining building suffered cracks as a result of the blast, he added

Fire and police personnel have reached the spot, the official said, adding efforts are on to bring the blaze under control, the civic body said

Speaking to reporters in Dombivli, about 40 km from Mumbai, Maharashtra industries minister Uday Samant said so far three bodies had been recovered from the site. "The injured persons have been taken to nearby hospitals. Chief Minister Eknath Shinde has announced that their medical expenses will be borne by the government. The exact number of injured persons has not been yet ascertained," he added

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