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Fire at Sun Pharma API factory kills two

Melissa Fassbender

By Melissa Fassbender

04-Jan-2017
Last updated on 04-Jan-2017 at 09:37 GMT2017-01-04T09:37:47Z

On December 28, a fire broke out at Sun Pharma’s Ahmednagar factory. (Image: iStock/gdpozzi)
On December 28, a fire broke out at Sun Pharma’s Ahmednagar factory. (Image: iStock/gdpozzi)

Late last week, a fire at Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Limited’s Ahmednagar factory, which manufactures APIs, sent four employees to the hospital.

In a response letter to the National Stock Exchange of India Ltd, compliance officer for Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Limited, Ashok I Bhuta, confirmed that a fire broke out at the company’s Ahmednagar factory on December 28, 2016 during excavation work.

The fire injured four employees, all of whom were immediately transported to a nearby hospital. According to the letter, two of the injured workmen “succumbed to burn injuries.”

The other two are said to be responding well to treatment.

We are currently investigating the matter with the help of local law enforcement,” the response letter added – the summation of which was reiterated in the company's emailed statement on the incident.

According to the company, there has been no loss of production at the factory as a result of the incident.

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