Thursday, November 30, 2023

Kakinada sugar factory blast kills two, injured six

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On Friday, a fire broke out in a sugar factory in Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh, killing two people and injuring six others.
The injured were taken immediately to the hospital for treatment.

The area was inspected shortly after the incident by officials from the fire department, electrical department, and police.

According to an official, the fire broke out due to a short circuit.

“A major fire accident took place in Vakalapudi Sugar Factory near Kakinada. Two people died in this accident. Six others were injured in the incident and another one sustained serious injuries. The prima facie indicates that an explosion occurred due to a short circuit at the conveyor belt in the factory which is used for loading the sugar bags. The injured were immediately taken to the hospital. The fire department, Electrical department, and police officials are inspecting the area he said. The case is registered,” said Kakinada SP Ravindranath Babu.

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