Yuvraj Charode Omeshwar Macchirke Mita Uikey Aarti Sahare Swetali Marbate Pushpa Manapure Bhagyashree Lonare Rumita Uikey Mausam Patle : “Nine Killed in Factory Blast at Solar Industries in Nagpur, Maharashtra | Photo Credit: ANI”

Death – Obituary – Accident and Crime News : Explosion at Maharashtra Explosives Factory Claims Nine Lives

A tragic incident unfolded on Sunday morning at an explosives manufacturing factory in Chakdoh, Nagpur district, Maharashtra, as a blast claimed the lives of nine people and left three others critically injured. The explosion occurred in building number HR-CPCH-2, which houses the Mixing, Melting, and Casting facility of Solar Industries India Limited.

Ashish Srivastava, the senior general manager of Solar Industries, expressed deep sorrow over the incident and extended condolences to the families of the deceased. He assured that the company is fully committed to providing support and relief to the affected families, both immediately and in the long run. Srivastava also mentioned that the company will promptly implement the recommendations of the inquiry committee once received.

Speaking to reporters, Srivastava explained that the blast occurred during the sealing process of boosters used in coal mines. The exact cause of the explosion is yet to be determined. The injured workers were immediately rushed to the hospital, while all other employees were safely evacuated from the building.

Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister, Devendra Fadnavis, took to social media to express his condolences and termed the incident as unfortunate. He also announced that the state government will provide an ex-gratia payment of ₹5 lakh to the families of the deceased. Fadnavis further disclosed that the blast took the lives of nine people, including six women. Solar Industries, the company at the center of the tragedy, specializes in the production of drones and explosives for the armed forces.

Authorities are currently assessing the extent of the damage caused by the explosion and conducting a thorough investigation into its cause. The safety of the surrounding areas is also being ensured. Superintendent of Police, Harsh Poddar, confirmed that the injured workers are in critical condition and are receiving medical attention.

The victims of the blast have been identified as Yuvraj Charode, Omeshwar Macchirke, Mita Uikey, Aarti Sahare, Swetali Marbate, Pushpa Manapure, Bhagyashree Lonare, Rumita Uikey, and Mausam Patle. Their tragic loss has sent shockwaves through the community.

As the investigation progresses, authorities will work to prevent similar incidents in the future and ensure the safety of workers in the explosives manufacturing industry.

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