13 hurt in chemical factory fire in Maharashtra
March 09, 2018  08:35
Thirteen people are injured after a major fire broke out owing to an explosion inside a boiler at a chemicals company in Boisar-Tarapur industrial estate in Maharashtra's Palghar district around midnight, police said.

The blaze started after a massive explosion inside a boiler at a company named Ramedeo chemicals around 11.40 pm, an official said.

The impact of the boiler blast was felt in the villages around 8 km vicinity, he said.

There is a fire after boiler blast in the Boisar industrial estate. Our team has reached the spot with fire brigade, Manjunath Singe, Superintendent of Police, Palghar said.

The fire has spread to another companies adjacent to the company.

There are chemical drums inside these companies, due to which the fire is spreading, he said.

Fire tenders were rushed to the spot and fire fighting operation is on, another official said.

-- PTI
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