At least nine people allegedly died after there was a blast in the Solar Explosive Company in Bazargaon village of Nagpur on Sunday.
As reported by ANI citing Harsh Poddar, SP Nagpur Rural, “Nine people died after there was a blast in the Solar Explosive Company in Bazargaon village of Nagpur. This blast happened when packing in the cast booster plant in the Solar Explosive Company.”
Maharashtra Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis tweeted, “It is miserable that 9 people including 6 women died in the explosion at Solar Industries in Nagpur. I pay my heartfelt respects to the deceased. The state government stands firmly with his family on this sad occasion.”
He added, “It is a company that manufactures drones and explosives for the defense forces. Nagpur Collector and Superintendent of Police are in constant touch and the IG, SP, and Collector himself are at the spot. The state government will assist ₹5 lakh to the heirs of those who died in this incident. Chief Minister Eknathrao Shinde has approved it..”
Speaking to ANI, Senior General Manager at Solar Explosive Company, Ashish Srivastava said, “The incident was reported around 9 am. Nine people have died. All the workmen have been evacuated. The authorities are looking into the matter.”
According to PTI citing sources, the explosives employed in the coal mining blast were produced at the factory. The incident occurred while the packaging of explosives was in progress, as reported.
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