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4 dead, 1 injured in two explosions at Maharashtra chemical factory: report

The fire following the blasts has been brought under control. (Representative)

Mumbai:

A police officer said four workers were killed and one of their colleagues received injuries in two explosions at a chemical factory in Khed taluka of Ratnagiri district in Maharashtra on Saturday morning.

He said about 40 other workers were rescued after the explosion by fire department employees and police personnel, leading to the explosion.

“Two large explosions occurred inside a unit of the chemical factory around 9 am today. The workers injured in the incident were taken to a government-run hospital, where four of them were declared dead. Another worker, whom Serious injuries are being evacuated. ” Treated, ”said the Ratnagiri police officer.

He said that the fire following the blasts has been brought under control and the cooling operation is going on.

According to preliminary investigation, a boiler exploded at the factory due to overheating. However, the exact cause of the incident is being ascertained, the official said.

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