Badlapur, 18th January 2024: In an incident that unfolded in the Thane district of Maharashtra, a chemical factory experienced a series of explosions around 4:30 am, resulting in the loss of one worker’s life and leaving four others injured. The severity of the injuries sustained by the affected individuals is yet to be disclosed.
The injured workers were swiftly transported to nearby hospitals for urgent medical attention. Their conditions are currently under assessment by medical professionals. The community awaits updates on the well-being of the injured and hopes for their speedy recovery.
The explosions ignited a fierce fire, prompting the deployment of fire tenders and rescue teams to the site located in the Badlapur’s Kharvai MIDC area. The primary objective is to bring the blaze under control and prevent any further escalation of the situation. Bhagwat Sonawane, the chief fire officer at the Kulgaon-Badlapur Fire Services, reported that parked tempos and vehicles outside the factory also caught fire as drums containing chemicals exploded and split.
The intensity of the explosions was such that they could be heard from a distance of one kilometre, adding to the gravity of the situation. Regrettably, one worker lost their life in the incident, and efforts are underway to determine the individual’s identity.
Preliminary reports suggest that the reactor in the chemical factory caught fire, leading to some of its parts falling around half a kilometre in the surrounding area. Authorities are actively engaged in investigating the incident to ascertain the cause of the fire and assess the extent of damage to the facility. The nature of the chemicals involved is also being scrutinized for potential environmental impact and safety concerns.