The news comes amid a major incident in Vishakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh, where a gas leak at an LG chemical plant killed 11 people and endangered over 1,000 others.
According to preliminary reports, the blast occurred on Thursday at the Neyveli Lignite Corporation’s plant in Cuddalore in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Teams from Tamil Nadu’s police and fire services are at the site of the incident and monitoring the situation.
Indian broadcaster Times Now has shared a video from the site of the explosion in Cuddalore, showing a giant cloud of dark smoke above the facility.
At the moment, the Neyveli Lignite Corporation’s management is rushing to the spot in order to address the catastrophe.