Four people injured in Rabale fire accident, one critical
NAVI MUMBAI: A total of four people including one supervisor and three labourers were injured in the fire accident that took place at Gajanand Company in Rabale MIDC on Wednesday night.
The fire broke out in the company after a chemical plant exploded around 10.45pm. It soon engulfed the entire floor and turned out be a massive blaze.
“There were five people inside the company when the accident took place. However, one of them escaped unhurt. Of the four injured, one is said to be critical,” said a police officer from Rabale MIDC police station.
“There were several drums of chemical illegally stored in front of the company. Had those drums caught fire, it would have affected many other establishments and their employees in that area,” he said.
The fire brigade officials reached the spot on time and brought the situation under control. The timely action saved the chemical drums stored outside.
“Fearing the electric wires would deteriorate the situation by spreading the fire to other buildings, the electricity supply was disconnected for some time. So the entire area became dark and the fire brigade officials had to operate using their own lights,” said an eyewitness.
Some media persons also reached the spot within half an hour. One person, who claimed to be the company’s proprietor, manhandled the mediapersons. “When one of the journalists was shooting the accident, that man pushed him and ordered him to get out of the compound. However, the problem was later solved,” said another police officer.
Despite attempts, C Katkar, senior police inspector of Rabale MIDC police station was unavailable for comments.