Six killed in pharmaceuticals factory explosion

Six killed in pharmaceuticals factory explosion

Hyderabad - The blast occurred at 6.30am at Hasitha Pharmaceuticals located at Maheswaram.



By P S Jayaram

Published: Mon 8 Feb 2016, 11:00 PM

Last updated: Tue 9 Feb 2016, 8:25 AM

Six workers were killed and another person received burn injuries after an explosion ripped through a pharmaceutical factory on city outskirts on Monday.
The injured was admitted to a private hospital. The blast occurred at 6.30am at Hasitha Pharmaceuticals located at Maheswaram. The bodies of all the six workers got charred and mutilated beyond recognition. Such was the intensity of the blast that the workers were blown into pieces, and the body parts were scattered around the accident site.
"We understand a reactor in the factory exploded suddenly. All the six workers who were near the reactor died on the spot," the Assistant Commissioner of Police Narayana said.
There were 11 workers in the factory when the blast took place. While eight came to work on night shift, the remaining reported to duty in the morning. Four of the victims were from Chattisgarh and two from Andhra Pradesh. Families of the victims and residents of the surrounding localities gathered in large numbers outside the factory. The condition of the injured person was stated to be serious.
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