The workers were in the broiler room when the explosion happened.

Explosion in a chemical industry claims two lives in Andhras Bobbili
news Accident Friday, June 14, 2019 - 18:56

Two workers were killed in a blast inside a chemical factory in Vizianagaram's Bobbili Industrial Area. According to the police, a broiler inside Balaji Chemical Industries exploded on Friday morning. The two men were inside the broiler room when the explosion happened. Two others were injured in the incident.

District police authorities reached the spot and took precautionary measures to prevent further damage. the two men who were injured have been shifted to a hospital for treatment.

The deceased have been identified as Jagadeesh (35) from Alajangi of Bobbili Mandal, and P Suresh (30) from Golladi of Badangi Mandal. The injured are reportedly from neighboring villages. Speaking to TNM, Bobbili Sub Inspector Sai Krishna said that the two injured men are critical.

Vizianagaram Addl SP Gowtham Shali and Bobbili police have said that further investigations are underway.

SI Sai Krishna said, "The cause of the explosion could have been a technical glitch during a chemical reaction. However we can’t tell the exact reason until further investigations are done.”

Bobbili Fire Department officials brought the fire from the explosion under control.