Nagpur: Blast in explosives factory kills six, injures three

13 June,2024 05:01 PM IST |  Nagpur  |  mid-day online correspondent

The blast took place around 1 pm at Chamundi Explosive Pvt Ltd at Dhamna village under Hingna police station limits, around 25 km from Nagpur

Charred remains at the site after a blast at the explosives-manufacturing factory in Nagpur. Pic/ PTI

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Six workers were killed and three were injured in a blast at an explosives manufacturing factory near Nagpur city on Thursday afternoon, reported PTI citing the police. Five out of the six dead were women.

The blast took place around 1 pm at Chamundi Explosive Pvt Ltd at Dhamna village under Hingna police station limits, around 25 km from Nagpur.

As per the PTI report, total of nine injured persons were brought to two private hospitals in the city, said Nagpur police commissioner Ravindra Singhal.

Of them, five women and a man died during treatment, he told mediapersons.

Most of the victims were working in the factory's packaging unit when the explosion took place, another police official said.

Further investigation into the accident is underway, he added.

Thane: Blaze erupts in Dombivli chemical factory after explosion; no casualty

On Wednesday morning, a fire broke out at a closed chemical factory in Dombivli area of Thane district, said officials. The chief of Kalyan Dombivli Municipal Corporation's disaster management cell Dipak Nikam told PTI that no casualty had been reported thus far and that there was an explosion at the chemical factory.

Nikam, told the news agency that thick smoke billowed from the chemical factory and was visible from a long distance.

Reportedly, the unit is located near Amudan Chemicals where a massive blast on May 23 killed 10 and left over 60 persons injured.

Speaking to the news agency, Nikam had mentioned that the fire erupted around 10 am on Wednesday at the chemical factory located in the Dombivli MIDC (Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation) area.

According to the PTI report, three fire engines and an ambulance were rushed to the sport and that the firefighting operations were still underway.

The cause of the fire was not yet known, Nikam said.

Meanwhile, DCP Kalyan, Sachin Gunjal, speaking to news agency said that the fire had spread to an adjacent chemical factory too and that they have evacuated the whole area. He added that the fire is being doused.

Gunjal said, "A fire broke out in a chemical company around 10.30 AM. The fire spread to the adjacent chemical company too. We have evacuated the whole area. The efforts to douse the fire are underway... According to the fire officers, the fire will be controlled in an hour. As per the primary information, we got to know through the company administration that no one was inside the company."

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