Fire mishap at pharma unit in Visakhapatnam

Visakhapatnam: A major fire broke out following an explosion at a pharmaceutical unit near Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh on Monday night. One worker was injured in the mishap, it is said.

The incident triggered tension among residents as it came just over a couple of months after the styrene vapour leak in the LG Polymers plant in the region.

Visakhapatnam District Collector V Vinay Chand said, at least nine fire tenders were being pressed into service to put out the massive blaze and also prevent it from spreading to other pharma plants in the vicinity.

He added: “A worker sustained burn injuries, while three others who were also at the unit when the incident occurred escaped to safety. The injured was rushed to a hospital in Gajuwaka in the city for treatment.”

 

NT Bureau