Two killed in explosion at a chemical unit in Palghar

PALGHAR: Two workers died and one was seriously injured in an explosion and subsequent fire at a chemical unit in the district on Monday, an official said.

The accident happened around 12 p.m. at the Galaxy Surfactants facility, located in the Boisar industrial area, said the head of the district's disaster control cell, Vivekananda Kadam.

Two workers died and one was seriously injured, Kadam said.

Some locals said they heard a loud sound from the unit around noon.

The injured worker was rushed to the hospital, Kadam said.

Upon obtaining information about the accident, a couple of fire trucks rushed to the scene and efforts were being made to put out the flames.

The cause of the explosion was not immediately known, Kadam said.