At Least Seven Killed, 48 Injured in Explosion, Omega Fine Chemicals, Maharashtra, India

At approximately 0430 EST, a boiler explosion was reported at the Omega Fine Chemicals factory in MIDC area of Dombivli, Maharashtra, India.

The first death was reported by 0640 EST at which only one was said to be killed and six injured. However, over the past two hours, the death toll has been steadily climbing as emergency services struggle to control the scene. As of this publication, seven have been reported killed and 48 have been reported injured.

The injured have been evacuated to AIMS and Neptune hospitals in Dombivli.

This facility manufactures a variety of hydrochlorides.

This is developing.