A massive fire broke out at Jeedimetla Industrial Estate in Hyderabad on Wednesday. The reactors at Nasense Lab Pvt Ltd exploded with a loud bang. A large-scale fire broke out, leaving company staff Hariprasad, Arjun, and Manish Baski seriously injured in the accident.
The factory has a total of 10 reactors. The explosion has happened in three reactors. The four fire tenders and six water tankers were quickly pressed into the service to douse the fire as it posed a risk to seven more chemical reactors on the premises. The injured were rushed to a local hospital.
The cause of the fire accident will be ascertained after an investigation. Jeedimetla Industrial Area located on the outskirts of Hyderabad is a hub for small and medium scale industries apart from large pharma firms and has numerous godowns for storing chemicals. Fire accidents commonly occur here. In April this month, a plastic drum with chemicals exploded in the industrial area causing an explosion and thick smoke. Luckily, there have been no casualties.