Blast at chemical factory in Sangareddy kills at least 7

Hyderabad: A massive fire broke out in a chemical industry on the outskirts of Chandapur village of Hatnura Mandal in Sangareddy district due to a reactor blast on Wednesday, April 3.

The blast, which occurred around 5 pm at SB Organics, triggered a fire. At least 7 have been reportedly killed in the incident with several feared injured. Many workers were reportedly caught in the fire.

The director of the Sangareddy firm and six other workers are reportedly among those who were killed and at least 25 have reportedly been grievously injured in the blast.

“The reactor exploded at the pharma company and people around it were thrown away in its impact… So far four people have died…10-15 people sustained injuries. They have been shifted to a hospital and are undergoing treatment,” a senior police official told PTI earlier.

Relief operations are underway in the affected area.

Narsapur MLA Sunitha Laxma Reddy and BJP candidate for Medak Parliamentary constituency Raghunandan Rao visited the blast site in Sangareddy.

Telangana chief minister A Revanth Reddy reviewed the situation with the officials on the reactor blast incident. The officials explained to the CM that the fire accident occurred due to the explosion of the reactor in the industry premises. He ordered the officials of the fire department to speed up the rescue operations and bring the fire under control.

CM Revnath directed the Sangareddy district authorities to provide better medical care to the people injured in the blast. The CM expressed his condolences to the grieving families of those killed in the incident.

The Governor of Telangana, CP Radhakrishnan also expressed his deep shock and dismay regarding the tragic fire incident that occurred at the chemical factory. Extending heartfelt condolences to the grieving families, the Governor has instructed the state administration to mobilize its machinery to provide all needed support.