Maharashtra, India: 10 killed, 40 injured in chemical factory explosion

Chemical factory explosion kills 10, injures 40 in Maharashtra, India

9:24 AM, 31st August 2019
Maharashtra, India: 10 killed, 40 injured in chemical factory explosion
At least eight workers were feared killed on Saturday morning in explosion of cylinders at a chemical factory in Dhule district of Maharashtra (ANI/Twitter)

DHULE, INDIA: At least 10 workers were killed and 40 injured in an explosion of gas cylinders at a chemical factory in Dhule district of Maharashtra, India.

At least 100 workers were present in the factory in Waghadi village in Shirpur taluka when the explosion occurred around 9:45 am, a senior police officer told PTI.

“Ten workers were killed and 40 injured in the explosion,” Dhule Superintendent of Police Vishwas Pandhare said.

Several teams of police, disaster management, fire brigade was conducting rescue operations at the site.

More details are awaited.

Source: PTI

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