Nine people sustained injuries following a blast in a cement block factory at Tuem Industrial Estate on Saturday.
Out of the nine workers, three are said to be in a critical condition while the rest have sustained minor injuries.
Elaborating upon the incident, Pernem Police Inspector Sandesh Chodankar told ANI, "The incident took place at around 12 noon. More than a dozen workers were present at the spot. All three workers who were seriously injured in the blast have been taken to Goa Medical College and Hospital. A case will be filed against the owner and management of the factory"
Estimated loss due to the blast is reportedly Rs 25 lakh which includes damages to the factory, a car, a tempo and two bikes. An adjacent factory too has sustained some damages due to the blast. (ANI)