Boiler blast kills 5 in Nagpur sugar factory linked to Nitin Gadkari
| Sunday | 2nd August, 2020
According to an official of Nagpur Rural Police, at around 2.14 p.m., the blast rocked the factory followed by a fire, grievously burning and killing the workers instantly.
The sugar factory is part of the Manas Group, and was earlier known as Purti Power & Sugar Factory, owned by Union Minister Nitin Gadkari's family.
"Prima facie, it appears that the victims were doing some welding work at this particular site and some gas leak may have led to the explosion.
According to some videos of the post-blast scene, at least one two-wheeler vehicle was damaged in the blast.
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