Death toll rises to 3 killed, fire fighting operation underway

Palghar industrial estate fire ANI

A total of six chemical factories were affected by the fire.

The blaze spread to adjoining Aarti Drugs, Prachi Pharmaceuticals, Bharat Rasayan, Unimax chemicals and another unit. The MIDC site is host to 1,100 chemical plants. As per initial reports, a boiler containing industrial solvent burst under high temperature and pressure.

A massive fire broke out at a chemical factory in Tarapur, MIDC, killing three and injuring five workers.

The impact of the explosion that left at least a dozen people injured was felt in the villages around 8 km vicinity, reports said.

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At least 25 fire tenders from Vasai-Virar, Bhiwandi-Nizampur, Palghar, Tarapur Atomic Power Station (TAPS), Reliance Power, Dahanu, Thane and Palghar were pressed into service. While major sections of the fire were extinguished around 5 am, firefighting was still underway in some small pockets.

The three deceased have been identified as Pintu Kumar Gautam, Janu Adaria and Alok Nath. Arti Industries is located next to Novophene's factory. According to Mahesh Sagar, Tehsildar of Palghar District, three were discharged immediately. One of the survivors was shifted to Tunga hospital in Mira Road with serious injuries, while 11 others are undergoing treatment in hospitals in Boisar. The industry officials have not confirmed whether a night shift was on or if labourers were inside. District collector Prashant Narnaware said prima facie it appears that the solvent plant did not follow safety precautions.

He suspected that the fire spread as there were chemical drums inside these companies. "If the units are found guilty, a recommendation will be made to the government to cancel their licences", he said.

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