2 dead after explosion at biofuel plant in Telangana
By: Siya Bhatia
Two persons were killed and one was injured in a gas reactor explosion that took place at a biofuel plant in Zaheerabad town, Sangareddy district on May 13 at around 11:30 am.
The incident took place at Khanda Biofuels, a biodiesel plant in Arjun Naik Thankda of Zaheerabad block in the district when the workers were involved in welding work on the roof of the fuel reactor.
The victims were identified as Md Ghouse (35) and Md Saber (33). Another worker Krishna Reddy, who sustained injuries, has been admitted to the Sangareddy government hospital.
Zaheerabad Rural Police shifted the bodies to the local government hospital for post mortem examination.
“They were doing fabrication work on the tanker and fell down due to the explosion.” said Zaheerabad Circle Inspector Saideshwar Medishetty told media
However, it is unclear how the explosion took place. Police have booked a case against the biofuel plant under 304 A (causing death by negligence) of the IPC
The Telangana accident has occurred after an industrial disaster in Andhra Pradesh, which claimed 12 lives and injured hundreds due to gas leak from a chemical plant near Visakhapatnam on May 7 and