Three die in fire accident at pharmaceutical unit in Telangana

The fire broke out in a room of the warehouse block of the pharma firm when chemicals were being transferred to drums.

BySouth First Desk

Published Jan 08, 2023 | 10:03 PM Updated Jan 08, 2023 | 10:03 PM

Fire in Pharma unit

Three workers at Mylan Laboratories at Gaddapotharam village in the Kazipally Industrial Area of Sangareddy district in Telangana were killed in a major fire accident on Sunday, 8 January.

The deceased were identified as Lokeshwar Rao (38) from Andhra Pradesh, Paritosh Mehta (40) from West Bengal, and Ranjith Kumar (27) from Bihar.

Speaking to South First, a police officer said that the deceased suffered serious injuries and died while undergoing treatment at the government hospital in Jinnaram.

The fire broke out in a room of the warehouse block of the pharma company. The incident occurred when chemicals and other materials were being transferred to drums and a fire erupted.

“A flash fire was caused by static energy while the solvent was being transferred to another drum inside the warehouse of the industry,” the police officer said.

According to officials, Lokeshwar Rao worked as an Assistant Manager and the other two were assistants.

The bodies were shifted to hospital. Police registered a case and are investigating the cause for the incident.

Mylan Lab, a global pharma firm

Mylan is a global pharmaceutical company that specialises in the development, manufacture, and distribution of generic and branded drugs. The company is headquartered in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, in the US.

Mylan has a significant presence in India, with multiple manufacturing facilities located across the country. In addition to its pharmaceutical operations, Mylan is also involved in the production of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) and other raw materials used in the manufacture of drugs.

Bollaram and Kazipally Industrial Area is a large industrial complex in Telangana. It is a major hub for pharmaceutical and chemical manufacturing companies, and is home to many small- and medium-sized enterprises.

The industrial area is located about 50 kilometers from the city of Hyderabad, and is well-connected to major transportation routes. It is known for its high-quality infrastructure and modern facilities, and is a popular destination for businesses looking to set up operations in the region.