Hearth officers stated that whereas the key blaze is below management, a number of the parts are nonetheless catching small fires that are being doused.
NAVI MUMBAI: Round 12 hours after a fireplace broke out in Khairane MIDC (Maharashtra Industrial Improvement Company), one casualty has been reported, whereas one other individual remains to be lacking, fireplace officers stated on Saturday.
Whereas the key blaze is below management, a number of the parts are nonetheless catching small fires that are being doused. “Within the areas whereby the hearth is doused, we’re conducting cooling process. After reaching the terrace of the West Coast Polychem Pvt Ltd on Saturday morning, we discovered the primary physique who was later recognized as NS Nair. There have been no burn accidents on him. He’s suspected to have died of suffocation. One individual remains to be lacking and we’re in search of him,” NMMC fireplace officer Purushottam Jadhav stated.
Nikhil Sanjay Pashilkar (26), a resident of Kalyan is the second one that remains to be lacking. Nair, who’s above 60 years of age was additionally a resident of Kalyan.
The hearth name was made at Rabale MIDC Hearth station at round 3.17pm on Friday and the primary firm to catch fireplace that was of west Coast Polychem Pvt Ltd which later unfold to Hind Elastomers. One of many eyewitnesses Amita Shah on Friday stated that many feminine staff who had been sleeping on the terrace of the West Coast Firm after their shift had managed to come back down someway throughout the fireplace incident safely. “Whereas some appeared suffocated, some had been vomiting. They had been too traumatised and brought to hospitals,” Shah stated.
“The most important downside in MIDC space is of lack of security. Even the marginal areas out there between the 2 corporations is used for dumping drums and it turns into a problem for us to work and douse the hearth,” fireplace officer RB Patil from MIDC stated.