Nagpur explosives factory blast: Death toll rises to eight

15 June,2024 02:20 PM IST |  Nagpur  |  mid-day online correspondent

With this, eight workers, including six women and two men, have lost their lives due to the Nagpur explosives factory blast that occurred on Thursday

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An official said that the death toll in the blast at an explosives factory in Maharashtra's Nagpur district reached eight on Saturday after another worker succumbed to her injuries at a private hospital, reported news agency PTI.

Dr Pinak Dande, director of Dande Hospital, told PTI that Shraddha Vanraj Patil (22), who was undergoing treatment in Nagpur city, succumbed to her injuries.

Another injured worker, Pramod Chavare, is undergoing treatment.

According to PTI report, with this, eight workers, including six women and two men, have lost their lives due to the Nagpur explosives factory blast that occurred on Thursday.

The Nagpur explosives factory blast occurred around 1 pm on Thursday at the factory in Dhamna village under Hingna police station limits, around 25 km from the city.

Nine injured persons were admitted to two private hospitals in the city.

According to the police, most of the victims were working in the factory's packaging unit when the Nagpur explosives factory blast took place.

On Friday, the police arrested Jay Shivshankar Khemka (49), the factory's director of the factory, and manager Sagar Deshmukh. They were produced before the Judicial Magistrate First Class, Hingna, who granted them cash bail of Rs 50,000 each, reported PTI.

The police said that a case under Indian Penal Code (IPC) sections 286 (negligent conduct with respect to explosive substance), 304 (a) (causing the death of any person by doing any rash or negligent act) and 338 (causing grievous hurt by doing any rash or negligent act) was registered against the director and manager.

(With inputs from PTI)

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