Dhule Blasts: Amit Shah Condoles Deaths, Maharashtra Govt Announces Compensations

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 31 August 2019, 03:37 PM
Union Home Minister Amit Shah (File Photo)
Union Home Minister Amit Shah (File Photo)
HIGHLIGHTS
    • Shah dierects state govt to provide all possible helps to people in need.
    • CM Fadnavis announces Rs 5 lakh for kin of the deceased.
    • Around 100 people were inside the factory when the blasts took place.

Hours after a series of deadly cylinder blasts hit a chemical factory in Maharashtra, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday expressed his condolences to the bereaved families of the deceased. Shah has also spoken to Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and directed the state government to do everything possible to assist the people in need. As per the latest reports, at least 13 people are dead and 58 others injured at multiple explosions that took place at the chemical unit, located at Waghadi village near Shirpur around 9:45 am this morning.

"Anguished to learn about the loss of lives due to explosion at a chemical factory in Dhule, Maharashtra. Have spoken to CM Devendra Fadnavis, state govt is doing everything possible to assist the people in need. My condolences with the bereaved families. May injured recover soon," Shah tweeted.

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Shortly afterwards, Fadnavis also took to Twitter and announced a compensation of Rs 5 lakh to the kin of the deceased. He also condoled the loss of lives in the explosions, adding that the fire is now under control.

Meanwhile, various teams of police, disaster management and fire brigade officials are present at the spot and put on survice to conduct rescue operations. The rescue operations were underway when the last reports came in.

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"Prima facie, multiple cylinders exploded at the factory. At least eight bodies have been recovered by police and rescue teams so far. Rescue operation is on," said the Shirpur police station officer. However, the actual reason behind the explosions is yet to be ascertained.

First Published: Saturday, August 31, 2019 02:22 PM
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