A series of explosions which took place on the dawn of 31st, August 2019, at a chemical factory in Maharashtra's Dhule caused immense destruction and was responsible for the life of 13. The factory, Rumit Chemsynth Pvt Ltd, used to manufacture chemicals for the making of medicines. It is believed by the officials that a leak from one of the chemical barrels(nitrogen gas) setoff the fire, which then leads to a series of chained explosions in the factory at about 9:45 AM
According to sources, at least 100 workers were present at the time of the accident, out of which 13 were killed and 58 are believed to be injured. Not only this but the people in the neighborhood of the factory were also traumatized by this incident, which created a state of panic around the affected area. However, the situation was soon brought under control by the - Teams of the fire brigade, police, State Disaster Response Force (SDRF).
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has expressed his despondency over the unfortunates of this incident and announced Rs 5 lakh compensation to the families of those killed. Home Minister Amit Shah also expressed his grief over this unfortunate event by tweeting, "Anguished to learn about the loss of lives due to an explosion at a chemical factory in Maharashtra. Have spoken to Devendra Fadnavis and the state govt is doing everything possible to assist people in need. My condolences with the bereaved families. May injured recover soon."