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Apple supplier Foxlink halts production at Indian facility after fire

Management has estimated damage of 1 billion Indian rupees ($12 million) at the facility, he said, adding there were no casualties

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Reuters NEW DELHI
By Munsif Vengattil
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Apple supplier Foxlink has halted production at its assembly facility in the Southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh and evacuated 400 of its employees after a massive fire on Monday, two local government officials told Reuters.
Foxlink makes cables for iPhones. Roughly 50% of the machinery at the facility was damaged and half of the building collapsed, said J Ramanaiah, who leads the Disaster Response and Fire Services Department for Tirupati district in the state, where the incident occurred.
Management has estimated damage of 1 billion Indian rupees ($12 million) at the facility, he said, adding there were no casualties.
Apple did not immediately respond to a request for comment. An official for Foxlink did not respond to calls.
($1 = 82.7320 Indian rupees)
 
(Reporting by Munsif Vengattil in New Delhi, Editing by Louise Heavens and Sharon Singleton)

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First Published: Feb 27 2023 | 8:20 PM IST

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