In a massive explosion at a chemical factory in Mumbai, Dombivli area on Thursday afternoon, three people are feared killed and over 150 injured in a blast at a factory explosion at Acharya chemical factory located in the MIDC area. The blast took place around 11.30am was so loud that companies nearby felt the vibrations even as residents complained that their window got shattered. More than five fire brigades engines reached the spot to douse the fire triggered by the explosion.
According to News, many people are feared trapped below the debris though firefighters are engaged in rescue operations on a war footing.
Some people are feared trapped in the factory. The explosion, which took place at Herbert brown company(Acharya), Plot no W2 58/59, MIDC Phase 2, also caused damage to six other buildings and led to panic in the area. The explosion led to a fire. Fire tenders are at the spot to try and douse the flames. Injured have been taken to AIMS Dombivli, RR hospital, Shastrinagar hospital and Shivam hospital.
Locals said fire was still raging inside the factory. Over 50 workers and four among them are seriously injured. They have been taken to the municipal hospital in Dombivali.
Explosion at Acharya chemical factory located in Dombivli created fear amongst locals.
Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis tweeted that he spoke to the concerned police officials and local authorities and asked them to speed up the relief operations. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis also added he is in touch with the local administration.
Suresh Shinde, a chief fire officials from Kalyan Dombivli Municipal Corporation said, “It was a huge fire and more than 20 people were shifted to various nearby hospital. Around 10 fire engines and five water tankers from MIDC fire unit, Dombivli, Kalyan and Mumbra have already reached the spot and are in process to douse the fire.”
The area was cordoned off and mobile services in the area were suspended. The injured have been rushed to AIMS hospital. Thane District Collector Dr Mahendra Kalyankar and Municipal Commissioner E Ravindran were monitoring the rescue operation.
There is heavy traffic in Kalyan Dombivli arterial roads due to the explosion.
The blast, which took place around 11.30am in Dombivli — around 40km from Mumbai, was so loud that companies nearby felt the vibrations even as residents complained that their window panes were shattered.
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