One dead, 15 hurt in chemical tanker explosion

Visakhapatnam: One worker was killed and 15 others were injured today when a chemical tanker exploded at a pharmaceutical manufacturing plant, police said.

One dead, 15 hurt in chemical tanker explosion

The incident took place around 11 AM in Paravada mandal in the city outskirts when nearly 35 workers were on duty and a tanker containing ammonia exploded, Circle inspector of Parawada Police station, B Ramanamurty said.

The deceased worker has not been identified yet. The injured have been admitted to a local hospital in Gajuwaka, police added.

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