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18 workers dead in fire at Pune factory, dozen missing, 8 firetenders on spot

New Delhi, India According to officials, at least 12 bodies were recovered and a dozen others are still missing after a fire broke out at a chemical company in an industrial area of the Pune district on Monday (June 7).

According to PMRDA (Pune Metropolitan Region Development Authority) officials, at least eight fire tenders were dispatched to the SVS Aqua Technologies plant in the Pirangut MIDC area of Mulshi tehsil to extinguish the flames. “According to company officials, at least 17 of their employees went missing after the fire started. We’ve recovered five bodies so far, and we’re looking for more employees “Devendra Potphode, chief fire officer of PMRDA Fire Services, stated

He stated that the company manufactures, supplies, and exports air, water, and surface treatment chemicals.

Pune chemical factory fire

(Fire at Pune chemical plant claims at least 15 lives: ANI photo)

A rescue team is also on the scene, and the building wall is being broken down with a JCB machine in order to rescue the trapped people. According to the preliminary investigation, the fire was caused by a short circuit. The fire is said to have started around 4:30 p.m. on Monday, according to reports.

The fire has been brought under control, according to ANI. “A search for the missing people is underway,” a fire department official told Reuters.

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