5 Dead in Explosion at Closed Alloy Manufacturing Plant

The blast injured many people near the site and also those passing by at the time.

Kristen Kazarian, Managing Editor

February 12, 2024

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Fire at chemical storage facility claims two lives
Chemicals were stored at an alloy manufacturing factory that had been closed for a few years.Image courtesy of Glasshouse Images / The Image Bank via Getty Images

A massive explosion and fire at a chemical storage on the premises of a closed alloy factory in Solu village near Alandi, in Maharashtra, India

The blast, which had taken place around 5pm on Friday, injured many people near the site as well as those passing by at the time.

The death toll at the closed alloy factory reached five on Sunday. Police said the total number of injured in the incident is now 18, with with at least five of them undergoing treatment.

The blast was initially thought to be of a power distribution transformer. It was later revealed to be that of chemicals stored on the premises of the alloy manufacturing factory. Officials said the factory was closed a few years ago and is currently facing insolvency proceedings before the National Company Law Tribunal.

“With the death of a 50-year-old person on Sunday morning, the toll in the explosion has reached five. The information gathered till now suggests that at least 18 people were injured in the accident, with five of them currently being treated for burn injuries at Sassoon General Hospital and a private hospital,” said an officer from Alandi police station according to local news.

Police already have booked the owner of the factory and an insolvency practitioner, who is looking after the proceedings against the company and holds the custody of the property.

About the Author(s)

Kristen Kazarian

Managing Editor

Kristen Kazarian has been a writer and editor for more than three decades. She has worked at several consumer magazines and B2B publications in the fields of food and beverage, packaging, processing, women's interest, local news, health and nutrition, fashion and beauty, automotive, and computers.

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