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Six die in pharma company explosion in southern India

09 February 2016

Six workers died and another sustained injuries after an explosion inside the Hasitha Pharmaceutical plant on the outskirts of Hyderabad, southern India. Local sources said there were 11 workers in the factory when the blast took place in one of the plant’s reactors, and a large fire subsequently engulfed the building.

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Relatives and friends of the victims later staged a demonstration outside the factory demanding compensation for the workers’ families.

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