Three workers killed in ethylene gas cylinder blast in Jalgaon
Mumbai: Three workers were killed and another one was injured after an ethylene gas cylinder exploded in a banana-ripening centre in Jalgaon district in north Maharashtra on Thursday, police said.
The incident took place this afternoon at Anturli in Muktainagar. The deceased were identified as Shivaji Salunkhe, Nivrutti Patil and Shekh Sharif Shekh Khalu, senior police inspector Ashok Kadlag said. "After being alerted about the incident, police rushed to the spot and immediately shifted the victims to a hospital, where three of them were declared brought dead," he said. Also Read: Ram mandir issue shouldn't be used for poll campaign: MNS chief One worker, who sustained serious injuries in the incident is undergoing treatment at a nearby hospital, he added. "Bodies of all the deceased were handed over to their family members after the post-mortem," he said. The exact cause of the blast is yet to be ascertained, Kadlag said adding that forensic experts have been called for an analysis. An accidental death report (ADR) has been registered at Muktainagar police station and further probe is on, he said. Also Read: Class 8 Mumbai boy targets Rs 100 cr revenue by 2020