Andhra/Telangana

2 boilers exploded in chemical factory in Andhra Pradesh’s East Godavari

(G.N.S) Dt. 12

Godavari

The incident happened at around 3 pm in Tyche Chemical Industries located in Auto Nagar area of Sarpavaram on the suburbs of Kakinada, the district headquarters.

As per police, two workers died and four others sustained severe injuries when two boilers exploded in a chemical factory in Andhra Pradesh’s East Godavari district.

“While two of the workers died on the spot, four others sustained burn injuries and they were immediately shifted to the hospitals. The condition of one of the injured is critical and he might lose both his eyes,” said District superintendent of police Adnan Nayeem Asmi.

The deceased were identified as Kakarla Subrahmanyam (31) of Patavala village of Tallarevu block and Thotakura Venkata Ramana (37) of Gollaprolu village.

The police officer said preliminary inquiries from the factory management revealed that incident happened as the workers were tightening the valve of the pipeline carrying nitric acid from the boilers. The pressure, he added, shot up resulting in the explosion and eruption of fire in the factory.

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