Dhule chemical factory explosion: Toll rises to 13, Devendra Fadnavis announces Rs 5 lakh ex-gratia to kin of deceased
By Firstpost 31-Aug-2019
Prima facie, a leaking chemical from a barrel triggered fire which led to serial explosions in the factory in Waghadi village in Shirpur taluka around 9.45 am, a senior police officer told PTI.
"13 workers have been killed while 58 others were injured in the explosion of nitrogen gas cylinders at the chemical factory," he said.
At least 100 workers were present in the factory at the time of the incident, he added.
Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis has expressed grief over the loss of lives in the explosion and announced Rs 5 lakh compensation to the kin of the deceased.
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