The smoke billowing from the fire cracker factory at Dahanu in Palghar could be seen from several kilometres away. (Grab from a video of the blast)
The smoke billowing from the fire cracker factory at Dahanu in Palghar could be seen from several kilometres away. (Grab from a video of the blast)

Blast in firecracker unit in Maharashtra’s Palghar, at least 10 injured

Dahanu MLA Vinod Nikole said two fire tenders from the Dahanu municipal council and Adani Thermal Power station were engaged in fire fighting operation which was obstructed by strong winds and rains
By Ram Parmar
PUBLISHED ON JUN 17, 2021 02:33 PM IST

At least 10 workers were injured in a blast inside a fire cracker factory in Maharashtra’s Palghar district on Thursday morning, the local MLA said, and added that it could have been triggered by sparks from ongoing welding work.

Dahanu MLA Vinod Nikole, who was at the spot, said the injured among the 100 workers present inside the premises of Vishal Fireworks, located at Dehane village about 15 kms from Vangaon-Dahanu Road, were rushed to the Cottage Hospital. He said most workers ran out of the unit in panic after the blast, which was heard even several kilometres away.

The MLA said two fire tenders from the Dahanu municipal council and Adani Thermal Power station were engaged in fire fighting operation which was obstructed by strong winds and rains. He said Dahanu police led by deputy superintendent of police (SP) Datta Nalawade was supervising the operation at the spot. The district administration or the fire department is yet to comment on the cause of the blast, the extent of the damage and the fire fighting operation.

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