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Six workers killed, 4 others injured in blast at explosives-manufacturing factory near Nagpur

The cause of the incident is yet to be ascertained. The manager and owner of the factory are said to be absconding.

Edited By: Anurag Roushan @Candid_Tilaiyan Nagpur Updated on: June 13, 2024 18:30 IST
Ten workers injured in blast at explosives manufacturing factory near Nagpur
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In a tragic incident, at least six workers were killed and four others injured in a blast which occurred at an explosives-manufacturing factory near Nagpur city in Maharashtra on Thursday. According to the local police, the deceased include five women. The incident took place at Chamundi Explosive Pvt Ltd at Dhamna village under Hingna police station limits. 

The explosion took place at around 1 pm when the workers were packing explosives, said a police official.  "At least 5 people have died and 5 people are injured in an explosion at an explosives manufacturing factory in Dhamna. The team is about to reach the spot," Ravinder Singal, Commissioner of Police, Nagpur said.

Maharashtra Home Minister reacts to incident

Meanwhile, former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh and NCP-SCP leader Anil Deshmukh is also present at the incident site. NCP-SCP leader Anil Deshmukh said that the manager and owner of the unit are absconding. "This incident of the explosion took place in an explosive unit near the village Dhamna. The incident took place in the afternoon. The manager and owner of the unit are absconding. The injured have been sent to the hospital for treatment... A team from the explosive department is here and further investigation is underway," he said.

Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis' reaction 

Meanwhile, Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis termed the incident "very sad" and prayed for speedy recovery of the injured. He also said that he is in touch with the district administration and police commissioner and all the necessary help is being provided by the district administration. "The news is very sad that 6 people died in an explosion at Chamunda Explosive Company in the Hingana MIDC area of ​​Nagpur. 3 people are critical in this incident and they have been admitted to Dande Hospital for treatment. I am in touch with the district administration and police commissioner and all the necessary help is being provided by the district administration. The Commissioner of Police has visited the spot as well as the hospital. I offer heartfelt tributes to the deceased. prays for the speedy recovery of the injured. The families of the deceased will be given financial assistance from the Chief Minister's Assistance Fun," Fadnavis added. 

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