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Fire damages chemical factory, no casualties

Razed:Firemen try to control the fire that broke out in a chemical factory in Patancheru industrial area in Medak on Wednesday   | Photo Credit: . — Photo: MOHD ARIF

Staff Reporter

SANGAREDDY: Major fire broke out at a factory in Pashamyalaram on Wednesday afternoon bringing down the entire production unit to ashes. However, there was no human loss.

According to sources, Ogene Systems Private Limited is into bulk production of drugs. Mother liquor Toulene solvent suddenly caught fire while being shifted at the centrifuging operation system. Four drums of the solvent stored near by also caught fire thereby spreading it wild. Efforts by local workers did not yield any result. 17 reactors, four dryers and four centrifugers burnt down along with production unit and it took almost four hours to control the fire.

“Luckily there is no human loss. We have not issued the licence to the new management to what they were producing at the plant. This will be looked into at a latter stage,” said Inspector of Factories D. Radha Krishna. The loss was yet to be estimated by the Industries Department.