Two killed in Thane chemical factory blast

Thane, May 12 (ANI): Two workers were killed in a massive blast, which gutted down a chemical factory in Ambernath area of western Thane on Tuesday.

The blast, which took place in the morning hours, caused extensive damage to the chemical factory named Thomas Baker Private Limited.

Eyewitnesses rushed to the floor after hearing the sound of the blast.

“I heard the voice of the blast while I was sitting in the office. Our production manager was declared dead at the hospital. A worker, Avinash Vani, was taken to the hospital and his condition was serious,” said Aliyas Satana, who works in the administrative department.

Police sources confirmed that two people were killed in the blast.

“The reality is that there are two dead and a few injured,” said Smita Pathak, Assistant Commisioner of Police, Ambernath.

The blast cause is unknown as of now, the local government has ordered an investigation into the incident.

In another incident, goods worth millions of rupees were destroyed in a fire at a five-storied cloth factory in Dombivali city of Maharashtra state.

Ten fire tenders were rushed to the spot and the fire at Indi Private Limited was brought under control after four hours.

No casualties were reported. (ANI)