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11 workers trapped as explosion and fire rocks drug manufacturing unit in Hyderabad

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At least 11 people, mostly workers were injured after an explosion that led to a fire at a drug manufacturing facility in Hyderabad on Saturday.

The incident took place at Vindhya Organics Pvt Ltd in industrial Development Area, Bollaram of Hyderabad, a media report said.

Police said a solvent kept for some reaction caught fire and the injured have been moved to a hospital.

Many more still feared trapped in the inferno. Four fire engines were rushed to the spot even as workers ran out due to the chaos caused by the explosion.

Initial quotes from fire officers said the fire erupted in the factory supposedly due to the explosion of a reactor. 

Fire officials said they are trying their best to prevent the fire from spreading to other areas.

It is not known how many workers were there inside the factory. The company authorities are examining the duty chart to find out the exact number.

Officials are also evacuating workers from adjacent factories.

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