At least three people were killed after a fire broke out in a paper plate manufacturing factory in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday night. Several workers were also injured in the accident and were taken to hospital for treatment.
Andhra Pradesh | A fire broke out in a paper plate manufacturing factory in Chittoor late last night, leading to the death of 3 people— ANI (@ANI) September 21, 2022
Investigating is underway. Further details are yet to be known. Rescue operations done. Some of the workers taken to hospital: Chittoor Police pic.twitter.com/6MJPgNxLKb
Fire tenders were rushed to the spot, following which the blaze was brought under control. Rescue operations were carried out and the injured were taken to the hospital.
It is suspected that the fire erupted due to a short circuit. However, the exact reason is yet to be ascertained.
Further investigations are on.