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Five injured, three dead after fire breaks out in Maharashtra’s Palghar chemical factory; rescue operations underway

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Palghar: A major fire broke out after an explosion inside a boiler at a chemicals company in Boisar-Tarapur industrial estate in Palghar district around midnight on Thursday. The blaze started after a massive explosion inside a boiler at a company named Ramedeo chemicals around 11.40 pm, killing three people and five workers also sustained burn injuries, and they have been admitted to a local hospital.

Palghar District Collector Prashant Narnaware, who reached the accident site in the early hours of Friday.

He said, “Around 11:30 pm, we came to know about the incident. Police machinery, revenue machinery and health machinery geared together and they contributed their best to extinguish the fire. Our work of rescue is still continuing.

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