Andhra Pradesh, Jul 14, 2020: At least one person has died after a series of explosions triggered a massive fire at a chemical plant in Andhra Pradesh’s Visakhapatnam. The fire accident at Ramky CETP Solvent’s building in Pharma City had already led to several injuries after an explosion was heard late on Monday night.
The fire was doused completely after four hours of firefighting operations. The cause of the accident is currently being probed. A police officer said yesterday that the fire started from the reactor and spread to other parts.
Locals from the area said they heard around dozen explosions in the chemical plant building and the explosions were followed by a massive fire that was visible from far away.
At least 12 fire tenders were deployed to douse the flames. While initially police said there has been no loss of life, it has now come to light that a person has died due to the accident.
The incident comes closely after an accident at another chemical plant which resulted in the death of 14 people and left several others injured.
On May 7, a blast in LG Polymers plant in the city caused a massive gas leak which killed 14 people and sent several others to the emergency in the wee hours of the morning.