Pune: 1 Dead, 7 Injured In Transformer Blast Near Alandi; See Photos & Video

Pune: 1 Dead, 7 Injured In Transformer Blast Near Alandi; See Photos & Video

All injured people have been promptly transported to the nearest hospital for treatment

Gunwanti ParasteUpdated: Thursday, February 08, 2024, 09:08 PM IST
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Pune: 1 Dead, 7 Injured In Transformer Blast Near Alandi; See Photos & Video |

At least one person has died following a blast in a Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) transformer located on the roadside of Solu village near Alandi on Thursday.

The explosion also ignited fires in nearby houses. Subsequently, a cylinder within one of the residences exploded, resulting in injuries to an estimated eight to ten individuals.

All injured people have been promptly transported to the nearest hospital for treatment.

The fire brigade of the Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) and local police officers have swiftly arrived at the scene to assess the situation and provide assistance.

Mahavitaran says 'not a transformer blast'

The blast's intensity, felt within a fifty-meter radius, caused damage to nearby houses, as reported by police officials. According to authorities, one person on the road succumbed to injuries, while seven others in neighboring houses and streets were injured.

The incident occurred in a residential area, possibly at an aluminum plate manufacturing company that has been closed for the past four years. The police are speculating that the DP caught fire due to a massive explosion at the company and are investigating this possibility.

Contrary to initial concerns, MSEDCL officials have clarified that the incident is not related to the power company. The power supply to the concerned DP has been interrupted for the last six months. Deputy Executive Engineer Vijay Gargote and Assistant Engineer Sandeep Kurhade of Chakan Sub-division inspected the power system in Solu and found that there was no explosion of the 63 KVA generator at the site, and no fire was observed. Despite the fire being extinguished, the DP was found to be in good condition.

However, due to the fall of the side wall, the power poles of DP have bent. Another crucial point is that only one customer has been given electricity connection from this DP. As the electricity bill for this customer is overdue, the electricity supply to this DP has been interrupted for the last six months. Therefore, the preliminary investigation conducted at the scene has found no connection between the DP of Mahavitran and the fire in Solu.

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