Andhra Pradesh, 31st January 2023: An explosion occurred in a reactor at GMFC Lab Pvt Ltd (GMFC) in the Anakapalli district. In a hurry, three fire engines were sent to the spot. The fire has now been brought under control.

Giving information about the incident, Anakapalle District Fire Officer Lakshman Swamy said that given the safety measure, the nearby factories have been closed.

A massive fire broke out on the evening of 30th January at the Amara Raja Battery Factory in the Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh. Officials said there was no immediate report of any casualty.

Around 250 workers were at the plant at the time of the fire; all have reportedly been evacuated safely. Four fire engines were sent to the plant to douse the fire.

Huge flames were seen coming out of the plant along with the smoke. The incident took place at Amara Raja Battery Plant in Yadamari Mandal. The cause of the fire is likely a short circuit. Police and revenue officials have reached the spot and are conducting further investigation.