Thursday, February 22, 2024

Massive Fire Breaks Out at Nashik’s Chemical Factory; 2 Dead & 17 Injured


Nashik: Two persons were killed, and 17 others injured in a massive fire triggered by a blast in a boiler of a chemical factory in Maharashtra’s Nashik district, police officials said.

The blast in the Jindal Poly Films factory, located in Mundhegaon along the Mumbai-Agra highway in Igatpuri taluka, was so strong that it was heard in nearby villages. The fire and smoke could be seen from a distance. The incident occurred around 11.30 am, they said.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde visited the accident site and later also met the injured persons admitted to a hospital.

‘The fire in Jindal company was huge. The reason behind it is not known yet. A high-level inquiry of the incident will be conducted. As many as 19 employees were injured in the incident and two of them lost their lives. The next of kin of each deceased will get Rs five lakh aid from the state government and the injured will get free medical treatment,’ the chief minister said.

Mundhegaon is located about 30 km from Nashik and 130 km from Mumbai. Fire brigade, police, and disaster response force teams rushed to the spot to launch a rescue operation.


Related articles

Did you hear Dr. Maya Valecha’s input in the audio from the WHO’s Pandemic Agreement Civil Society Meetings 2024?

Dr Maya Valecha, Gynecologist, MD, by training Social and political activists. Universal Health Organization, Committee member Dr. Maya Valecha, MD(Gynae) based in...

Stock markets snap six-day rally; Sensex slumps over 400 points

Mumbai: Equity benchmark indices Sensex and Nifty broke their six-day winning run on Wednesday and settled with a...

India exported USD 6.65 bn oil products derived from Russian oil to sanctioning nations: Report

New Delhi: Over one-third of India's export of oil products to the G7-led coalition countries was derived from...

India, China hold military talks on Eastern Ladakh border row; no indication of any breakthrough

New Delhi: India and China held a fresh round of high-level military talks to resolve the over three-and-half-year-old...