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Palghar Factory Blast: Eight Killed In Blast At Chemical Factory Near Mumbai

The Factory Is Located At Kolwade Village And The Explosion, Which Took Place Around 7.20 Pm, Was So Huge That It Was Heard Within A 15-km Radius, Said Police Spokesperson Hemant Katkar.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Aniruddha Dhar | Updated on: 11 Jan 2020, 09:42:56 PM
Name of the factory and details about casualties, if any, were yet to be ascertained.

Name of the factory and details about casualties, if any, were yet to be ascertained. (Photo Credit: News Nation)

New Delhi:

At least eight people were killed in a huge explosion at a chemical factory at Boisar in Maharashtra's Palghar district on Saturday evening, a police official said. Boisar is over 100 km from Mumbai. The under-construction plant of Ank Pharma, where the explosion took place, is located in a Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) area at Kolwade village, the official said

The blast, which took place during the testing of some chemicals around 7.20 pm, was so huge that it was heard within a 15-km radius, and window panes of some houses in the surrounding area shattered, he said.

While eight persons were killed in the explosion, the injured were being extricated from debris, the official said.

A fire started after the blast but it was put down, he added.

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First Published : 11 Jan 2020, 08:31:28 PM

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