Search operations will resume on Tuesday morning to seek out out if anybody remains to be lacking, mentioned Sandesh Shirke, sub-divisional Justice of the Peace, Mulshi division
Pune: At least 18 staff, principally girls, have been charred to loss of life in a devastating fireplace that broke out at a chemical agency in an industrial space in Pune district on Monday afternoon, officers mentioned. One employee suffered burn accidents within the incident, they mentioned.
According to the officers, the hearth broke out at SVSAqua Technologies, which manufactures chlorine dioxide amongst different chemical substances and is situated within the Pirangut MIDC space of Mulshi tehsil on the outskirts of Pune metropolis. “So far, 18 our bodies have been recovered from the agency’s premises. We have stopped the search operation attributable to darkness and warmth brought about because of the blaze.
“The search operation will resume on Tuesday morning to find out if any worker is still missing,” mentioned Sandesh Shirke, sub-divisional Justice of the Peace (SDM), Mulshi division. He mentioned as per firm officers, there have been round 17 staff, together with 15 girls, on the website the place the blaze began.
All the our bodies, which have been utterly charred, have been despatched to the government-run Sassoon General Hospital for post-mortem, Shirke mentioned. The our bodies have been burned past recognition and their determine should be ascertained by conducting DNA testing, he mentioned.
A employee escaped with burn accidents and was admitted to the Sassoon General Hospital, the place he’s said to be out of hazard, Shirke mentioned. Fire brigade officers mentioned the our bodies have been present in a number of teams with the victims clinging one another in a determined try to remain collectively and escape the inferno.
Devendra Potphode, Chief Fire Officer, PMRDA (Pune Metropolitan Region Development Authority), Fire Services, mentioned six to seven fireplace tenders have been rushed to the chemical unit to douse the flames. Asked in regards to the doable reason behind the blaze, Potphodesaid as per the corporate officers, the hearth began throughout packing of plastic supplies within the premises.
“Due to some spark at the (packaging) section, the fire broke out and as there was plastic around, it spread rapidly,” mentioned Potphode district collector Rajesh Deshmukh, who visited the spot, mentioned an inquiry has been initiated into the tragic incident.
“A committee, led by the SDM, Mulshi, with the chief fire officer of MIDC, PMRDA and other officials as its members, has been formed to probe the incident and they willsubmit their report,” he mentioned.
Maharashtra deputy chief Minister Ajit Pawar, in an announcement, mentioned an inquiry has been ordered to seek out out the precise reason behind the hearth and a compensation of Rs 5 lakh every will probably be given to the following of the kin of the deceased.
The agency, situated close to Uravade village, round 40 km from the town, is into manufacturing of chemical substances, together with chlorine dioxide, that are utilized in water purification.