Chemicals gutted in godown fire

HYDERABAD: A huge quantity of chemicals and raw materials used in paints were gutted in a major accident that took place at a packaging company’s godown at Subhashnagar in Jeedimetla police li

Published: 27th March 2012 04:06 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 09:45 PM   |  A+A-

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Smoke billowing out of the chemical storage unit at Subashnagar in Jeedimetla in Hyderabad on Monday. | Express Photo

HYDERABAD: A huge quantity of chemicals and raw materials used in paints were gutted in a major accident that took place at a packaging company’s godown at Subhashnagar in Jeedimetla police limits on Monday.

The fire broke out at Lakshya Packaging Company around 7.30 am.

Locals immediately alerted the police who informed fire services officials.

“The fire spread rapidly due to wind. A fire-tender requisitioned from the Jeedimetla Fire Station fought for more than four hours to put out the fire,’’ police said. The chemical godown, situated in a residential area, belongs to Devram Choudahry.

Police registered a case against him. They suspect short-circuit to be the reason for the mishap.

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