Five workers died today, after allegedly inhaling poisonous gas, at the Nallavari Cheruvu village of Mogalturu block in West Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh.
The tragedy took place at Anand Aqua Exports, a prawn processing and export plant.
This incident occurred, when the workers, aged between 21 and 25, where cleaning a chemical tank in an aqua food processing plant.
The chemical tank is located over 100 meters away from Anand Aqua Food Processing unit.
According to a senior police official in Eluru, the poisonous gas was suspected to be ammonia.
The deceased have been identified as Boddu Rambabu, N Edukondalu, Eaga Edukondalu, Thota Srinivasa Rao and Jakkamsetty Praveen, and hailed from nearby villages.
Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, directed officials to rush to the plant and supervise relief operations.
West Godavari district collector Katamaneni Bhaskar, ordered the management of the aqua food processing plant to stop operations immediately.
Even, Leader of Opposition, Y S Jaganmohan Reddy, rushed to the village and conveyed his condolences to the victims families.
Y S Jaganmohan Reddy, has been fighting for quite some time, against setting up aqua food parks in the fertile lands of West Godavari district.