Visakhapatnam has witnessed yet another industrial accident. The locals also reported they heard many explosions in Pharma City, Vizag on Monday night and a massive fire engulfed a chemical plant, Ramky CETP Solvents’ building.
People were shocked to hear multiple blasts at Vizag’s Pharma City at 11.00 on Monday. When they came out to see what happened, they got to see a massive fire engulfing the chemical plant. Some of them recorded video and shot pictures of the incident and circulated them on social media late night.
The police said there hasn’t been any loss of life in the fire incident. Five people were present in the building but they managed to escape before the building was caught on fire. Twelve fire tenders were rushed to the scene to control the flames. But the exact cause of the fire hasn’t been traced.
“Fire reported from Parwada in Vizag. Citizens need not worry, SHO Parwada, ACP and DCP on site along with firefighters. Visakhapatnam CP, RK Meena is personally monitoring the situation. Operation to douse the fire is on,” the state government said in a statement.
Many political leaders took to Twitter to express shock over the fire accident in Vizag. Former Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu tweeted, “Shocked to hear about the explosion in Vizag’s Pharma City. The visuals coming in look dreadful. I pray that the workers doing the night shift inside the premises come out safely.”
Ganta Srinivasa Rao: Sad & shocking news coming from the explosion in Vizag’s Pharma City. Deeply saddened and shocked seeing the visuals coming out of Vizag. I pray that the workers doing the night shift inside the premises come out safely. #Visakhapatnam #pharmacity
Y. Satya Kumar: Heard the unfortunate news of explosion in Vizag’s Pharma City. Touch wood, no casualties reported. Hope all workers on duty were rescued well before time. Praying for safety of everyone.
Swetha Kesineni: Shocked & saddened to hear of the explosion in Vizag’s Pharma City last night. I pray for the speedy recovery of the injured workers &for the safety of our #Visakhapatnam citizens, who have faced too much tragedy this year. Hope there were no chemical fumes released in the fire
Shivani Sharma: A huge explosion took place at Vizag’s Paravada in #Visakhapatnam Ramky Pharma City at around 11PM (Monday). Locals say they have heard repeated explosions & the flames are seen from 2 to 3 kms far. Explosion took place in #VisakhaSolventsLimited in Pharma City. #VizagBlast