Explosion at solar industries in Nagpur claims lives of 10 labourers

The mishap occurred during the packaging process at the cast booster plant within Solar Explosive, a facility specializing in the production of defence products such as bombs and missiles.

NEW DELHI | Updated: 17 December, 2023 2:55 pm IST
At least nine people were killed in an explosion on Sunday in Nagpur

NEW DELHI: In a devastating incident at Solar Industries in Maharashtra’s Nagpur district, ten labourers lost their lives and at least five others sustained injuries during an explosive blast on Sunday morning.

The mishap occurred during the packaging process at the cast booster plant within Solar Explosive, a facility specializing in the production of defence products such as bombs and missiles.

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Satyanarayan Nuwal, the Chairman of Solar Industries, confirmed the incident, revealing that it unfolded while labourers were packaging defence products. Nuwal stated, “I do not know the exact number of casualties, but I was informed that five to six persons died due to the explosive blast.” He remains in constant communication with the company personnel to gather more details.

 

9 killed, 3 injured in a blast at Solar Industries’ Nagpur factory

 

Preliminary reports indicate that the tragedy struck during the packing process at the cast booster plant. The Nagpur (Rural) Superintendent of Police, Harsh Poddar, reported that the explosive blast occurred this morning, prompting a swift response from a team of rural police and fire brigade personnel.

This unfortunate incident follows a similar occurrence in August this year when one worker lost their life, and two others were injured in a fire during the disposal of waste material in the burning area of Solar Industries.

 

The precise cause of the explosion is under investigation, and authorities are working to ensure the safety of the surrounding area. Our thoughts go out to the families of the victims, and we will continue to provide updates on this tragic event as more information becomes available.

 

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