Maharashtra: Six workers killed, nine injured in a blast at explosives factory in Nagpur’s Dhamna

Maharashtra: At least six workers were killed and nine others injured in a blast at an explosives-manufacturing factory near Nagpur on Thursday afternoon, Maharashtra police said

Written By Deepak Upadhyay
Published13 Jun 2024, 04:20 PM IST
Maharashtra: Five workers killed, several injured in Nagpur's Dhamna
Maharashtra: Five workers killed, several injured in Nagpur’s Dhamna

At least six workers were killed and nine others injured in a blast at an explosives-manufacturing factory near Nagpur this afternoon, news agency PTI reported on Thursday.

"At least 5 people have died and 5 people are injured in an explosion at an explosives manufacturing factory in Dhamna. The team is about to reach the spot," news agency ANI earlier reported, quoting Nagpur  Police Commissioner Ravinder Singal.

"Five people died in this incident, including 4 women. Our investigation is ongoing. Our team, crime branch, and senior officers are present on the spot, and action is being taken," the Police Commissioner added.

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The incident took place at Chamundi Explosive Pvt Ltd at Dhamna village under Hingna police station limits, around 25 km from Nagpur.

The explosion took place around 1 pm when the workers were packing explosives, a local police official said. Most of the victims were working in the factory's packaging unit when the explosion took place, another police official said.

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Anil Deshmukh visits the incident site

Meanwhile, former Maharashtra Home Minister and NCP-SCP leader Anil Deshmukh reached the incident site.

Deshmukh said that the manager and owner of the unit were absconding.

"This incident of the explosion took place in an explosive unit near the village Dhamna. The incident took place in the afternoon. The manager and owner of the unit are absconding. The injured have been sent to the hospital for treatment... A team from the explosive department is here and further investigation is underway," ANI quoted Deshmukh as saying.

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Reacting to the incident, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said, "It's very unfortunate. The people of Nagpur are in grief, and so do I. I pray for the peace of departed souls.

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Gadkari also appealed to the local party workers to cancel a program organised in the evening to welcome him to the city after he again took oath as Union road transport minister following the Lok Sabha elections, his office said in a statement. 

 

 

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