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Major News and Events of 09 March 2018

What Happened on 09 March 2018

Three dead in explosion at chemical factory in Maharashtra

A major explosion occurred in a chemical factory at MIDC area in Tarapur, Maharashtra. At least three bodies have been discovered and many are reported to be injured. The explosion at the chemical factory resulted in fires in around five factory units located nearby. The six chemical factories that were affected by the fire include Arti, Novaphene, Darbar, Unimax, Bharat Rasayan, and Prachi. Reports suggest that the fire was caused when a boiler comprising industrial solvents burst under high pressure and temperature. Superintendent of Police of Palghar, Manjunath Singh, stated that search and rescue operations in the area are going on. He further added that there might be more casualties.

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