At least six people have been killed in a fire at a pharmacy in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Another 15 people were injured in the incident.
The factory caught fire at midnight on Wednesday (April 13). Firefighters and police believe the gas leaked and caused the furnace to explode.
District police chief B Srinivasulu told media that about 20-22 people were working in the factory at the time of the fire.
A senior fire official said about 10 fire units had been trying to contain the blaze for more than two hours. Firefighters later recovered six burnt bodies from inside the factory.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Jaganmohan Reddy has expressed grief over the death and announced Rs 25 lakh to the families of the deceased.
He said an investigation has been ordered into the fire.