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Massive Fire Breaks Out at Pharma Company, 1 Injured

Loud explosions and fire at a solvent firm sent panic in the area.

Viskhapatnam: Massive fire broke out at a company’s plant in Jawaharlal Nehru Pharma City in Parwada on the outskirts of Visakhapatnam late on Monday night.

Loud explosions and fire at a solvent firm sent panic in the area.

One company worker sustained injury. Officials said four persons were present at the site when the fire broke and three of them came out safely while one sustained burn injuries.

The fire tenders could not reach closer to the scene of the disaster due to a series of explosions. Officials fear that the fire may spread to other units.

Visakhapatnam district collector Vinay Chand and other senior officials rushed to the scene and were supervising the firefighting operations.

“We have mobilized nine fire tenders and are trying to control the fire,” the district collector said.

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