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Dec 28, 2014

15:55:35 GMT--Explosion - Asia - India

EDIS Number: EX-20141228-46475-IND

Date / time: 28/12/2014 15:53:41 [UTC]

Event: Explosion

Area: Asia

Country: India

State/County: State of Andhra Pradesh

Location: Atchuthapuram

Number of Deads: 1 person(s)

Number of Injured: 12 person(s)

Number of Infected: N/A

Number of Missing: N/A

Number of Affected: N/A

Number of Evacuated: N/A

Damage level: Moderate


An employee was killed and 12 others were injured in an explosion at Anjaneya Alloys inside AP SEZ near Atchuthapuram in the district early this morning. Excessive gas eruption in a furnace caused the explosion, according to the preliminary probe. The deceased was identified as B Biswas (40), who belonged to West Bengal. K Arun Kumar (25) and Lakshmana Rao (30) hailing from Bhogapuram were in a critical condition, police said. The injured were undergoing treatment at a private hospital here. The plant manufactures ferro manganese. A worker had died at the plant a few months ago after an overhead crane fell on him. Blaming the management for lack of safety measures, relatives of the injured and some workers staged a protest in front of the factory today. Human resources minister Ganta Srinivasa, Anakapalle MP M Srinivasa Rao and Yelamanchili MLA P Ramesh Babu visited the injured at the hospital. The minster said a series of industrial accidents in Vizag were a cause for concern and a high-power meeting with all concerned departments will be held soon. Sub-inspector of Atchuthapuram police station S Sanyasi Rao and inspector of factories R Trinadha Rao registered cases and investigation was on. Labour organisation CITU demanded a compensation of Rs 25 lakh to the relatives of the dead employee from the company.

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