Kakinada, August 19: A fire broke out in a sugar factory in Andhra Pradesh's Kakinada on Friday, killing two people and injuring six others in the incident.

The injured were rushed to the hospital for immediate treatment. Soon after the incident, the fire department, electrical department and police officials inspected the area. AP: Fire in Sugar Unit Kills Two Workers.

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According to an official, the fire broke out due to a short circuit. "A major fire accident took place in Vakalapudi Sugar Factory near Kakinada. Two people died in this accident. Six others were injured in the incident and another one sustained serious injuries. The prima facie indicates that an explosion occurred due to a short circuit at the conveyor belt in the factory which is used for loading the sugar bags. The injured were immediately taken to the hospital. The fire department, Electrical department, and police officials are inspecting the area he said. The case is registered," said Kakinada SP Ravindranath Babu.  Further investigation into the incident is underway.

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