An accident occurred at the Solid Propellant Rocket Booster (SPROB) Plant in
Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC-SHAR), Sriharikota, at about 1600 hours today.
This happened while a test propellant segment was being prepared for
transportation after curing. The propellant in the segment caught fire and
caused severe damage to the building, in which the operations were going on.
Three persons have escaped from the building with burns and they have been
admitted to the hospital in Chennai. Operations are on to rescue the others.
Emergency action have been put on to approach the building and clear the debris
and reach the people inside. A high-level Committee has been constituted to
look into the matter. Chairman, ISRO, Shri G. Madhavan Nair, has rushed to
Sriharikota to personally supervise the operations.