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Biodiesel factory explosion kills two in India

13 May 2020

An explosion at a biodiesel factory near Hyderabad, India killed two workers on May 13.

Representative image: Shutterstock
Representative image: Shutterstock

The incident took place at the Kandha biodiesel factory in Sangareddy district, around 70 miles (118km) west of Hyderabad.

The blast occurred at around 11:00 local time when several workers and a contractor were carrying out welding work. The owners of the factory announced an ex gratia payment of around Rs 15 lakh (£16,000) for the families of the deceased. Payments will also go to any injured workers to cover treatment costs.

An investigation has been opened by local police.


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