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Massive fire in Dombivli after boiler blast in factory: 5 dead, 56 injured

By | Reported by Anamika Gharat
May 23, 2024 06:40 PM IST

Dombivli fire: Those killed in the boiler blast were working in neighbouring plants.

At least five were killed and 56 severely injured after a major fire broke out in the industrial area of Dombivli after a boiler blasted at the Amber Chemical Company on Thursday. Huge plumes of smoke were seen as the sound of the explosion reportedly reached as far as 3km away from the blast site. Cabinet minister Uday Samat reached the spot and firefighting attempts went on for hours . The minister assured of a plan to get a permanent solution for MIDC Dombivli.

A huge boiler blast took place in the MIDC area, Phase II in Dombivli, Maharashtra.
A huge boiler blast took place in the MIDC area, Phase II in Dombivli, Maharashtra.

 

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The workers of the factory were immediately taken out while there was no report of any casualty. The fire spread to nearby factories and the entire area is being evacuated.

A social media user claimed the glasses in his house were shattered in the boiler blast.

Yasin Tadvi, chief of the disaster management cell of the Thane civic body, informed news agency PTI that the explosion ripped through the chemicals factory around 1.40 pm.

Maharashtra deputy chief minister Devendra Fadnavis said eight people, who were trapped on the premises, have been rescued. 

“Arrangements have been made to treat the injured and more ambulances have been kept ready. I have discussed with the Thane collector and they are also reaching the spot... Teams of NDRF, TDRF, and fire brigade have been called,” he said on X. “I pray to God for the speedy recovery of the injured,” he added.

 

 

 

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