PCB refutes charges as Akkireddygudem villagers vow to go to any extent to shut down unit permanantly & accuse Porus management of polluting environment
They added that there was no distributed control and monitoring system in place to monitor the temperature and pressure round the clock.
Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy condoled the deaths and announced an ex-gratia of Rs 25 lakh to the families of the victims, Rs 5 lakh for the seriously injured, and Rs 2 lakh to the injured.
Blast in chemical manufacturing unit kills two, injures 15 in Andhra's Eluru; CM announces Rs 25 lakh ex-gratia
The officer said as many as 20 people were in the fourth unit of Porus Laboratories Private Limited when the incident occurred.