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.
An official at Shirpur’s sub-district hospital in Dhule district said that 12 people had died in the explosion.
“There are around 37 injured admitted here and we have transferred another 12 patients,’’ D.N. Wagh told Reuters.
The first explosion at the factory took place around 9.30 a.m. (0400 GMT), Police Officer, Sanjay Ahire, said.
Videos from the incident on local news channels showed thick black smoke billowing out of the factory.
“There was a 200-litre chemical barrel that exploded first, then the fire spread to other parts of the factory and there were more blasts,’’ Ahire said.
You may be interested
Budget Defence: I Met N2.3Bn Debt, Says NAFDAC D-Gadmin - October 27, 2020
*Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, DG, NAFDAC By Femi Ogunshola Director-General of the National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC),…
COAS Buratai Directs Army Personnels To Declare Their Assetsadmin - October 27, 2020
Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, The Chief of Army Staff has ordered all senior military officials to…
Tragedy As Angry Wife Cuts Off Husband’s Manhood In Taraba For Impregnating Another Ladyadmin - October 27, 2020
File photo A woman has shocked members of her community after taking a knife before cutting off her husband's manhood…