5 staff have been killed in an explosion at a bio-CNG plant in Maharashtra’s Nagpur district on Saturday afternoon, the police mentioned.
The incident occurred at a bio-CNG mission on the premises of sugar and distillery plant of Manas Agro Industries and Infrastructure Ltd at Bela in Umred tehsil round 2.15 pm.
A biogas leakage within the bio-digester throughout welding work led to the blast, mentioned the corporate spokesperson Nitin Kulkarni.
Sarang Gadkari, son of Union minister Nitin Gadkari, is a director of the corporate, the spokesperson mentioned.
These lifeless have been recognized as Mangesh Prabhakar Naukarkar (21), Liladhar Wamanrao Shende (42), Vasudeo Ladi (30), Sachin Prakash Waghmare (24) and Prafull Pandurang Moon (25), all residents of Wadgaon village.
Sachin Waghmare labored as a welder whereas others have been helpers, in keeping with the police.
Thick smoke billowed out of the plant following the explosion.
All 5 staff sustained grievous burn accidents and died on the spot, the police mentioned.
Superintendent of Police Rakesh Ola visited the spot following the incident, officers mentioned.
In keeping with the corporate spokesperson, the lifeless staff have been employed by a contractor because the work they have been doing had been outsourced.