Three killed in Maharashtra blast

Satara (Maharashtra): At least three people were killed and four injured in a suspected gelatin blast in a wind power generation plant here Friday, officials said.

The incident occurred around 10 a.m. when the victims were burning a heap of waste and rubbish material, Satara Superintendent of Police A. Deshmukh told IANS.

“The suspected stock of gelatin sticks or some other explosives may have been accidentally ignited,” he said from the site.

The injured, whose condition is described as serious, have been taken to the Satara Civil Hospital.

The wind power plant is located in a remote, hilly region of Satara district.