Eleven workers burnt alive in Andhra firecrackers unit blast
HYDERABAD: At least 11 workers were burnt to death and
seven others injured when a blast rocked a firecrackers unit in Andhra Pradesh on
Monday, police said.
The accident took place in a building in Vakatippa
village in the coastal district. Firecrackers were being manufactured illegally
in the building, they said.
Huge flames engulfed the premises. Two fire engines
have reached the spot to douse the flames. Rescue workers were seen shifting
the injured to nearby hospitals.
Officials said the toll may go up as at least 20
people were working in the unit at the time of the blast.