Kochi: At least one person died and four others injured in an explosion at the gelatin factory in the Kakkanad area of Kochi, the Police said on Wednesday.
The deceased has been identified as Rajan Orang, a native of Punjab. The injured were identified as Najeeb hailing from Edappally, Saneesh, native of Thoppil, Pankaj and Koushiki.
FIR has been registered under section 174 of CrPC, the police said.
According to the police, an explosion took place at Nitta Gelatin Company, Kakkanad on Tuesday at around 8 am in the storage area of waste cans.
“The cause of the explosion can be known only after a detailed investigation as the company did not use any chemicals that caused the explosion,” the police said.
The officials further informed that a scientific investigation would be conducted today to find the cause of the accident. Further details are awaited.