Blaze in India drugs factory kills six

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Fire raged through a pharmaceutical factory after an explosion in southern India, killing at least six workers on night shift and burning 13 others, police said on Thursday. The fire broke out due to a chemical reactor leaking monomethyl nitric acid -used for manufacturing several types of polymers- which caused an explosion on Wednesday night, Police Officer Rahul Dev Sharma said. Five workers died on the spot and another succumbed to burns in a hospital. The 13 hospitalised workers were in critical condition as they suffered 80 percent burns, Sharma said. The cause of the leak is being inves…

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