Huge explosion at chemical factory in Hyderabad, Several injured
Huge explosion at chemical factory in Hyderabad, Several injured

Several workers in Telengna were injured when a major fire broke out on Saturday at a chemical factory in the industrial area of Hyderabad. As per reports, at least eight men and women have been injured in the explosion. Operations was still underway to douse the fire and rescue those reportedly trapped inside the factory.

Reports recommend that a number of other people are feared trapped as fire-fighters tackle the blaze. The incident took place at the Vindhya Organics factory situated at the industrial improvement region in Bollarum, on the outskirts of Hyderabad. “A solvent was kept for some reaction after which it caught fire. Injured shifted to hospital. The rescue operation is on,”

Massive clouds of dark smoke was seen billowing out from the factory premises as people were rushing away from the vicinity in panic. Eight people with burn injuries were reportedly rushed to a nearby hospital, of whom two were to be critical. Fire tenders were rushed in from Kukatpally, Patancheru, and Miyapur areas from the adjoining areas.

Police officials attributed the blaze to a chemical solvent that caught fire. "Operation to rescue people possibly trapped inside the factory is underway," they said.

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