Pune: A major fire broke out at a chemical plant in Ghotawade Phata in Pune district on Monday. At least 15 employees were killed in the incident and two people have gone missing. This information has been given by the officials.
According to officials of the Fire Department of PMRDA (Pune Metropolitan Regional Development Authority) (PMRDA), at least eight fire tenders were sent to douse the fire at the SVS Aqua Technologies plant. The plant is located in the industrial area of Ghotawade Phata.
According to fire department officials, bodies of 15 people have been recovered so far, while two people are still missing, they are being traced. The official said that 37 employees were posted in this company. Out of which 20 employees have been rescued.
The work of making water purifiers is done in the plant of the said company. When the fire started, it spread rapidly. Due to which so many employees got stuck in the company. However, the cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained.