7 dead in Maharashtra chemical factory blast

7 dead in Maharashtra chemical factory blast

Agency News

Dhule (Maharashtra), Aug 31:  At least seven people were killed in a blast at a chemical factory near Shirpur Waghadi village in Dhule district on Saturday. More than 40 people sustained injuries in the incident.

Dhule District Guardian Minister Dadaji Ghuse rushed to the spot.Police, disaster management teams, fire brigade have been engaged in the rescue operations. So far, seven bodies have been recovered.

Four fire tenders were rushed to the spot to douse the flame.The intensity of the explosion was so high that cracks developed in nearby houses with black smoke engulfing the entire area. Details are awaited, the sources added.