Palghar Chemical Factory Fire: 3 Dead, Several Injured in Powerful Blast

11 March, 2018, 01:37 | Author: Grady King
  • Maharashtra Three die after explosion rips through chemical factory in Tarapur

The local police officials said that the blast took place around 11.15 pm.

Four surrounding chemical units - belonging to Prachi Industries (manufacturing iodine), Bharat Rasayan, Arti Industries (manufacturing vitamins), Unimax and others - were either partially or completely destroyed.

"Fire has spread to the neighbouring industries". Police machinery, revenue machinery and health machinery geared together and they contributed their best to extinguish the fire.

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Deputy chief fire brigade officer, Milind Ugale, said, "The first blast had occurred in the reactor of one of the chemical companies".

The loud blast was heard several miles away around midnight and many villagers rushed out of their homes in panic, the Indian Express newspaper reported.

The dead bodies were found during the search operation. The search operations for suspected labourers who may be trapped inside will start after that. All injured were shifted to a private hospital in Boisar, the officials informed. It quickly spread to nearby factories. The site manufactures specialty chemicals and cosmetic preservatives dealing in high purity acid and acid anhydrides. District collector Prashant Narnaware said prima facie it appears that the solvent plant did not follow safety precautions. The explosion caused a major fire to break out. There are around 1,100 chemical plants and additional 400-500 other factories in MIDC Tarapur.

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Further details are awaited and senior civil and police officials, besides disaster management teams, have rushed to the spot.

Tarapur Atomic Power Station, which is also situated on Boisar-Tarapur Road, is around 20 km from the spot, he added.

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