Indian media quoted state officials as saying that at the time of the accident, a total of 30 employees in the hydropower station were rescued by firefighters and 15 escaped through emergency exits. But nine people were trapped in smoke and were unable to escape. Rescue workers have found the remains of the nine people at the scene. The fire may have been caused by a short circuit in the power lines, said Reddy, Minister of electricity of the state of troangana, who arrived at the scene on the 21st. The state’s chief minister Rao has ordered an investigation into the cause of the accident.