Five injured in boiler blast at Vakulamatha Potu in Tirumala temple
Five employees were injured in a boiler blast at Vakulamatha Potu in Tirumala temple on Saturday evening. The injured were immediately rushed to TTD-run Aswini Hospital for treatment. The mishap took place when they were preparing tamarind soup for cooking Pulihora. At the time of the blast, forty employees were working.
Supervisor Varadarajan said that no blast had occurred in the past in Vakulamatha Potu. The TTD said that the exact reason for the blast would be known after experts inspect the boiler. New cooking equipment was installed in the Potu recently, they stated.