Huge blaze after explosions at chemical unit in Tarapur

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Mumbai: A huge blaze occured Sunday evening at Tarapur MIDC (Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation) estate at a chemical unit, as drums after drums containing chemicals exploded breaking window panes in the neighbourhood.

Initial reports said, there were four consecutive blats at Spectrochem company unit in Plot No E 55. The blasts were soon followed by a huge blaze.

Eyewitnesses said, the blasts in the drums containing chemicals took place at sporadic intervcals.

A unit of Punjab Chemical company nearby also caught fire.

Fire brigade units and police have rushed to the spot to douse the blaze.

Details are awaited.

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