Five killed in boiler blast at manufacturing facility in Nagpur district

Nagpur, August 1

Five staff have been killed in a boiler explosion at Manas Agro Industries and Infrastructure Ltd in Maharashtra’s Nagpur district on Saturday afternoon, the police mentioned.

The incident happened close to a biogas plant of the corporate at Bela village in Umred tehsil round 2.15 pm.

The deceased have been recognized as Mangesh Prabhakar Naukarkar (21), Liladhar Wamanrao Shende (42), Vasudeo Ladi (30), Sachin Prakash Waghmare (24) and Prafull Pandurang Moon (25), all residents of Wadgaon village.

Sachin Waghmare labored as a welder whereas others have been helpers, the police mentioned.

Thick smoke billowed out of the plant following the explosion.

All 5 staff sustained grievous burn accidents and died on the spot, the police mentioned.

Superintendent of Police Rakesh Ola visited the spot following the incident, officers mentioned. PTIĀ 

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