Fire breaks out at chemical factory in Bollaram; 10 injured

Hyderabad: At least 10 workers have been severely injured and shifted to hospital after a fire accident took place in a chemical factory, named Vindhya Organics, in Bollaram industrial area of Hyderabad on Saturday around 1:30 pm, officials said.

According to sources, more factory workers are trapped in the fire. As many as three fire engines were rushed to the spot and the fire department officials are trying to rescue the workers.

The fire department officials stated that that they had received a fire distress call at around 1:30 pm from locals.

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Videos and photos, which are being shared on social media, show thick fumes billowing after the explosion inside the factory.

Sangareddy division fire officer told reporters that fire may have erupted in the chemical factory due to the explosion of a reactor.

The fire teams at the spot trying to control the fire and prevent it from spreading to other areas.

As quoted by Hindustan Times, fire officer V. Srinivas said, “We are making to go in while dousing fire gradually.”

The officer also told that the situation inside the factory couldn’t be clear immediately as it is very difficult enter the factory premises.

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Officials also told that it is not exactly known how many workers were there inside the factory. They factory authorities are examining the duty chart to find out the exact number. 

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