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Factory Blast in Dombivli: 6 Dead, Around 50 Injured

Several people are feared trapped after a fire broke out at a factory in Thane’s Dombivli near Mumbai following a massive blast on Thursday. Officials stated that the fire occurred after a boiler inside the chemical factory located in MIDC Phase 2 exploded.

Witnesses reported hearing three blasts at the factory. According to locals, nearly 30 people have been rescued from the building.

Approximately 15 fire engines have been deployed to douse the flames, and the operation is currently underway. Officials estimate it will take over four hours to extinguish the fire.

The impact of the blast shattered the windows of nearby houses. The fire has spread to two other buildings, including a car showroom.

So far, four people have been taken to the hospital. A distress call was made around 1:40 pm. According to preliminary reports, several vehicles and houses have been damaged in the explosion, and at least seven people are reportedly injured.

Dr Nikhil Patil.  Said,  “We are waiting for more people to be rescued. The workers on the day shift were inside the factory when the explosion occurred. It is unknown how many people are stuck inside,”

Stated Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. “The incident of a boiler explosion at Amudan Chemical Company in Dombivli MIDC is tragic. Eight people involved in this incident have been rescued. Arrangements have been made to treat the injured, and more ambulances are on standby. I have discussed this with the collector, and they are reaching the spot within 10 minutes. Teams of NDRF, TDRF, and the fire brigade have been called” 

“I pray to God for the speedy recovery of the injured,” he added.


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