Apple supplier Foxlink had to suspend production at its assembly facility in the Southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh on Monday, two government officials confirmed. This move came after a fire broke out at the plant, with the company having to evacuate 400 workers as a result.
Management at Foxlink has estimated that approximately 1 billion Indian rupees ($12 million) in damages have been incurred as a result of the fire. The company then went on to confirm that no injuries or casualties has occurred.
This disruption comes as a major setback for both Foxlink and Apple. Currently, Apple relies on Foxlink to make cables for its iPhones. J Ramanaiah, the leader of the Disaster Response and Fire Services Department for Tirupati district in the state of Andhra Pradesh, confirmed that around 50% of the equipment at the facility was damaged from the fire, while roughly half the building collapsed as a result.
Neither Apple nor Foxlink have responded to calls from the media regarding the incident.