Visakhapatnam: Private Pharma Lab Catches Fire, 2 Injured

In an unfortunate explosion at a private pharmaceutical lab in Atchutapuram Industrial Special Economic Zone , two people have been injured.

The massive fire broke out in the Anakapalli locality of Visakhapatnam, confirmed the police on the 30th of June, Friday.

Upon receiving information about the fire, police teams and fire tenders rushed to the site.

The fire was caused due to a sudden reactor blast.  The Superintendent of Police, Anakapalli Murali Krishna, “A reactor explosion was reported in a private Pharma lab in Anakapalli. In the blast, two persons received severe burning injuries and were shifted to a hospital for treatment. A case will be registered and an investigation will be carried out on how the incident took place and whether there is any negligence from the management.”

District Fire Officer, Lakshman Rao, said that eight fire tenders rushed to the spot and four more are on the way.  The operation is still underway, as the fire is still not doused at the lab.

As of now, no casualties have been reported.

Further updates are awaited.

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