Karnataka: 4 dead, 3 injured in distillery boiler blast

Karnataka: 4 dead, 3 injured in distillery boiler blast

6:33 AM, 17th December 2018
Karnataka: 4 dead, 3 injured in distillery boiler blast
The explosion in the sugar factory took place on Sunday. (Photo credit: ANI)

BANGALORE, INDIA: Four people died and three others were injured in a boiler blast at Nirani Sugars Limited at Mudhola, Karnataka’s Bagalkot district. The injured workers are shifted to the nearby hospital for treatment.

The sugar factory unit is part of the Nirani Group and is owned by the Nirani brothers — former BJP minister Murugesh Nirani and his brothers.

The police said that the explosion appeared to be at the safety valve of an effluent treatment plant. The whole building were the boilers were installed had fallen due to the impact, police said, adding that investigations were on into the matter

Speaking to PTI, Nirani confirmed that the blast took place in one of the factories belonging to him. “The explosion happened outside our factory premises at the waste water treatment plant. There was accumulation of methane, which caused the explosion. I am extremely sorry for the incident. I condole the death of the men killed in the tragedy.

© Worldofchemicals News

0 Comments

Login

Your Comments (Up to 2000 characters)
Please respect our community and the integrity of its participants. WOC reserves the right to moderate and approve your comment.

Related News


Delhi HC seeks Centre’s reply on plea to ban online pharmacies

NEW DELHI, INDIA: The Delhi high court on wednesday ordered a ban on sale of online medicines by e-pharmacists across the country and direct ...

Read more
India Nano 2018 gives a boost to nanotech research

BENGALURU, INDIA: Nanotechnology is a topic which has garnered global interest in every field of science and is being considered to hold the answers t ...

Read more
Perstorp to sell caprolactone business to Ingevity for €590 mn

MALMO, SWEDEN: Perstorp has agreed to sell its caprolactone business, Capa to Ingevity, for approximately €590 million. The deal includes the pro ...

Read more
Explosion at IISc Bengaluru lab kills researcher, injures 3

BENGALURU, INDIA: A 32-year-old researcher has died and three others are critically injured after an explosion at the Indian Institute of Science ...

Read more
Sabic signs MoU with Plastic Energy for supply of recycled feedstock

SITTARD, THE NETHERLANDS: Sabic has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with UK-based Plastic Energy Ltd, for the supply of feedstock. This dea ...

Read more
IFF-LMC acquires three personal care ingredients from Kemin

NEW YORK, US: IFF-Lucas Meyer Cosmetics (IFF-LMC), a cosmetic actives subsidiary of International Flavors & Fragrances Inc has acquired three pers ...

Read more