Mumbai: Three workers killed in blast at chemical factory in Chembur

Jul 02, 2016, 18:51 IST | PTI

At least three persons were killed and three others injured in a blast in the Rashtriya Chemicals & Fertilisers Ltd factory here on Saturday, police said

Three workers were today killed and as many injured in a boiler blast at the Rashtriya Chemicals & Fertilisers (RCF) plant in suburban Chembur.

"Three people died and three were injured in a boiler blast. The injured were shifted to a nearby hospital," a senior official, who inspected the spot, told PTI.

Mumbai police spokesperson Ashoke Dhude said the explosion occurred during the maintenance work.

"As per preliminary information, maintenance work was on when the incident took place," he said.

Despite repeated attempts, RCF officials could not be reached for comments.

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