Pune: A deafening blast followed by a massive fire broke out at a chemical plant in Kurkurmbh MIDC complex in Daundhere on Friday morning but the fire has been brought under control now, officials said.

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The blast-cum-blaze erupted in the Kusum Distillation & Refinery Pvt. Ltd. unit in the industrial complex.

Tongues of flames from which thick clouds of smoke emanated were visible for several km outside the factory premises even as the fire brigade teams rushed to battle it.

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Five fire tenders and water tankers battled the blaze which was brought under control this afternoon and cooling operations are currently on, according to an official.

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