Fire breaks out at Visakhapatnam’s pharmaceutical unit, one injured

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At least one worker was injured after a major fire broke out at a pharmaceutical unit near Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh on Monday night, officials said.

The incident occurred at around 10.30 pm at JN Pharma City at Parawada.

According to the sources, an explosion was first heard at a unit of Ramky Solvents, following which there was a huge fire.

Fire tenders were pressed into service to douse the flames.

The cause of the fire is not known yet.

Sources confirmed that 90 per cent of the fire has been doused which broke out at around 10:30 pm last night and one person was injured in the incident.

The injured was rushed to a hospital for further treatment.

The incident triggered panic in Parawada area as couple of months ago 12 people lost their lives after styrene vapour leaked from the LG Polymers plant in the region.