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Six killed in industrial explosions in India on October 7

10 October 2016

At least four workers were killed and one injured in a blast at the state-run National Thermal Power Corp (NTPC) power station in Solapur on October 7, local police said, adding that rescue teams and the fire brigade were in attendance. The explosion occurred in the chimney of the 1,320 MW plant, on the outskirts of Solapur, Maharashtra. 

Solapur power station - Image NTPC
Solapur power station - Image NTPC

On the same day, two labourers died in a blast at a chemical company in Kolhapur district of Maharashtra. They were working in a gas tank that was under construction at the plant of Unichem Lab when it blew up, Press Trust of India quoted a local police superintendent as saying.

The chemical plant is located in Gokul Shirgaon MIDC industrial estate, around 15 km south of Kolhapur city, he told PTI. Another worker was seriously injured in the blast, which was powerful enough to propel the victims more than 10 metres away from the tank.

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