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Toll rises to six in explosion at pharma plant in T’gana

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HYDERABAD, April 4: Toll in the explosion in a chemical reactor at a pharmaceutical company’s plant in Sangareddy district of Telangana rose to six, police said on Thursday.

Four people were killed and 16 others were injured in the blast that occurred at the factory of SB Organics Ltd, located at Chandapur village of Hathnoora mandal of the district on Wednesday.

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The body of one worker was found under the wreckage in the factory’s premises on Thursday and an injured person succumbed while undergoing treatment on Wednesday night, they said.

Among the deceased are the firm’s director and workers of the unit, they said.

The deceased belong to Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu and Madhya Pradesh.

The blast, triggered a fire, which spread through the pharma unit’s premises, was subsequently brought under control, Police and Fire department officials had said.

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Sixteen others who suffered injuries in the incident have been shifted to various hospitals for treatment.

A case was registered against the company, a senior police official said.

The cause of the explosion was under investigation, officials said. (PTI)

 

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