Apple supplier Foxlink has halted production at its assembly facility in Andhra Pradesh and evacuated 400 of its employees after a massive fire today, 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 Rs 1 billion ($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.
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