Fac­tory fire kills 7 in North In­dia

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New Delhi: Seven peo­ple in­clud­ing two women were charred to death in a dev­as­tat­ing fire in­side a fac­tory in north­ern In­dian state of Haryana, of­fi­cials said Satur­day.

The fire broke out last Fri­day in a spin­ning mill at Ku­rar vil­lage in Pa­ni­pat district of Haryana, about 85 km north of New Delhi. “Seven persons were killed and three oth­ers suf­fered burn in­juries in a ma­jor fire in­side a spin­ning mill in Ku­rar vil­lage,” an of­fi­cial at Pa­ni­pat said.

Ac­cord­ing to of­fi­cials, 10 fire ten­ders were rushed to the spot to douse the flames and con­tain them from spread­ing in the ad­ja­cent area.

The cause of fire is said to an elec­tri­cal short cir­cuit.

Lo­cals said the bales of cot­ton ly­ing in­side the fac­tory, be­sides chem­i­cals and petroleum prod­ucts stocked there in­ten­si­fied the flames. Re­ports said 32 peo­ple were in the fac­tory at the time of the in­ci­dent.

Chances of fire in In­dian vil­lages and cites are usu­ally high as peo­ple usu­ally ig­nore safety stan­dards vis-a-vis fire and store fuel and com­bustible ma­te­ri­als in a hap­haz­ard man­ner. Xin­hua

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