The fire that broke out at the Amara Raja Battery factory in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh is causing concern among the local community and on social media.
While the incident has not resulted in any reported casualties, the fact that 250 workers were at the plant at the time has raised concerns about their safety.
In response to the fire, some social media groups are speculating that it may have been a deliberate act in order to claim insurance as a total loss. Others, however, are claiming that it may have been an attempt by supporters of the ruling party.
With the upcoming elections, many are concerned that every accident will be politicized, leading to further division and mistrust among the public.
The true cause of the fire remains unknown (though believed to be a short circuit), and officials are likely to launch an investigation to determine what led to the incident. Regardless of the cause, it is important that the safety of the workers and the local community is prioritized and that any efforts to politicize the event are discouraged.