Deadly Fire at a Rocket Plant in India

An explosion at a solid fuel booster plant caused a large fire at the main Indian space complex; reports about the number of dead and injured are still coming in. ISRO Chairman G Madhavan Nair rushed to the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota to survey the damage and assist the recovery. Not more than seven people were known to be in the building. Three were sent to hospital with burns, and rescuers are searching for 3 more who were in the booster plant when the explosion occurred.