2 dead, 4 injured in Andhra pharma company blast

2 dead, 4 injured in Andhra pharma company blast

Sarpavaram (Andhra Pradesh), March 11, 2021

Two employees were killed and four others injured in a blast at a pharmaceutical company in Andhra Pradesh's East Godavari district on Thursday afternoon, police said.

The dead in the accident at Tyche Industries were identified as Kakarla Subrahmanyam (31) and Thotakura Venkataramana (37), both supervisors.

The injured include Kudupudi Srinivasa Rao (49), Nammi Simhadri Rao (31), Kalagaa Satya Sai Babu (55) and Regali Rajkumar (35).

Srinivasa Rao, Simhadri Rao and Rajkumar are operators while Babu is an assistant production manager.

Industries Minister Mekapati Goutham Reddy expressed sadness over the loss of life in the accident and also asked the officials to ascertain the reason.

He instructed officials to provide the best possible treatment for the injured workers.

Considering the coming summer season and high temperatures, Reddy directed officials to take protective measures in all industries, chemical plants and especially pharmaceutical companies.

The minister warned that he would not tolerate any harm caused to the workers and locals by companies' lapses.

IANS

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