Nine people were killed while three others were injured in an explosion occured at a solar explosive company near Bazargaon village in Maharashtra’s Nagpur on Sunday morning, police said.
According to officials, a total of 12 workers were present inside the unit of the solar company when the blast took place. The explosion occured at a cast booster plant of the firm.
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The cause of the explosion is yet to be ascertained.
“This blast happened at the time of packing in the cast booster plant in the Solar Explosive Company,” Harsh Poddar, Superintendent of Police, Nagpur (Rural) said.
Further details are awaited.