Boiler blast kills three in Mumbai fertiliser factory

The explosion happened when maintenance work was going on

Boiler blast kills three in Mumbai fertiliser factory

At least three persons were killed and three others injured in a blast in the Rashtriya Chemicals & Fertilisers (RCF) Ltd factory here on Saturday, police said.

The explosion, at the factory in Chembur area of northeast Mumbai, is suspected to have taken place in a boiler which was undergoing some maintenance work.

Top police, company and rescue officials have rushed to the site and further details are awaited.

RCF is a state owned fertilizer and chemical manufacturing company. One of its two operating units is at Trombay and the other at Thal, Raigad district, some 100 kms from Mumbai.