Highlights

  • 6 died in a chemical factory fire accident in Andhra Pradesh's Eluru
  • Police: injured are being treated in a Government Hospital in Vijayawada
  • YS Jaganmohan Reddy expressed shock, announced Rs 25 lakh ex-gratia

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The police said that the injured are being treated in a Government Hospital in Vijayawada. A doctor in the hospital said four of the injured are in serious condition.

Six persons died in a fire accident in a chemical factory located in Eluru district and 12 others sustained burns, police said on Thursday.

According to Rahul Dev Sharma, Superintendent of Police, Eluru, the injured are being treated in a Government Hospital in Vijayawada.

He said it is suspected the fire broke out late on Wednesday in the plant's reactor that makes polymer power.

A doctor in the hospital said four of the injured are in serious condition.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy expressed shock over the incident and announced Rs 25 lakh ex-gratia to the kin of the deceased.

According to an official release, he also announced Rs five lakh each to the critically injured and Rs 2 lakh to those who sustained minor injuries.

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