3 killed, 5 injured in boiler explosion at Rashtriya Chemicals plant in India

3 killed, 5 injured in boiler explosion at Rashtriya Chemicals plant in India

11:45 AM, 4th July 2016
3 killed, 5 injured in boiler explosion at Rashtriya Chemicals plant in India

MUMBAI, INDIA: Three workers were killed and five others injured in a boiler blast at the Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilisers Ltd (RCF) plant in suburban Chembur, Maharashtra (India).

A RCF spokesperson said that the blast at the factory in Chembur area of northeast Mumbai in boiler No 2 which had been shut down for inspection and maintenance.

“Three people died and five were injured in a boiler explosion. The injured were shifted to a nearby hospital,” a senior official, who inspected the spot, told Press Trust of India (PTI).

The three killed were identified as Dilip Pawar, Govind Kumar and Mehmood Alam Noormohmad, he said.

Mumbai police spokesperson Ashoke Dhude said, “As per preliminary information, maintenance work was on when the incident took place.”

Police said as per one of the injured, the maintenance work was given to a private firm and the explosion occurred when the welding was going on.

Despite repeated attempts, RCF officials could not be reached for comments.

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