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Chemical blast and burning inferno

A wild fire at the Dombivili Chemical Factory turned into an inferno as lives were lost after a blast struck the surrounding areas and over 150 were injured in a major disaster. Even animals and other living creatures did suffer as the blast affected the neighbourhood of the Chemical factory.  The fire audit of these Chemical factories needs to have thrown open the danger long back as they were proving to be a safety hazard for the residents in that locality. Preventions is better than cure is applicable to fire accidents as well. As powerful chemicals were stored in the factory and as the heat wave is increasing everyday there are high chances of a blast. Given these rates and information, it is only fitting to know how the authorities were just overlooking a high volatile situation. As the blast opened up fire also it is time to do away with old fashioned way of managing the fire prevention measures in place. It is time to learn from mistakes.

Abhishek Ramaswamy

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