SIX WORKERS DIE IN SLEEP AS BAK­ERY CATCHES FIRE IN PUNE

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - Live - - FRONT PAGE - Yo­gesh Joshi

PUNE: A fire broke out at a bak­ery in Pune on Fri­day morn­ing, suf­fo­cat­ing six workers as the only exit was locked. The three own­ers of the bak­ery have been ar­rested.

Fire bri­gade of­fi­cials sus­pect short-cir­cuit as the cause of the fire at Bakes N cakes, a re­cently opened bak­ery on the ground floor of a nine-storey build­ing at Kond­hwa. “We got a call at 4.45am. Three fire ten­ders were sent to the spot,” said a fire of­fi­cial.

When the fire bri­gade team reached the spot, one of the own­ers told them that six workers were sleep­ing on the mez­za­nine floor of the shop, which was locked.

“By the time the door could be opened, the workers were charred to death,” said the of­fi­cial.

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