The death toll from the explosion of the boiler at the Karnataka plant stands at 4


The death toll rose to four in a boiler explosion at a food factory in Karnataka as two other people hospitalized after the incident succumbed to their injuries on Tuesday.

The deceased are identified as Dhanalakshmi (52) and Sachin (40). The condition of another victim Shanthi (40) is also critical, according to police.

The incident took place at 1:45 p.m. in the premises of the MM Food Products factory located on the road to Magadi. Five people worked in the factory which operated in a one-story building. The late Sachin was the business partner. Dhanalakshmi was a local resident.

Sourabh Kumar and Manish Kumar, both from Motihari Bihar district, were burned alive in the blast. Sachin, Dhanalakshmi and Shanthi suffered severe burns and were transferred to Victoria Hospital.

Sourabh Kumar and Manish Kumar had joined the work in July. The deceased were in their twenties and the families had fixed their marriage.

The impact was such that the asbestos sheet roof of the building was overturned. Police said they found 15 gas cylinders inside the building.

DCP (West) Sanjeev Patil said the joint director of the Factories and Boilers Department and a team from the Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) visited the site of the blast and the exact cause of the blast will be determined. Magadi Road police are investigating.

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