Four workers sustained injuries after a major fire engulfed an adhesive factory near Samrala Chowk on Saturday. The blaze at KB Associates near Samrala Chowk was finally put out by the fire brigade after a six-hour struggle.
Police have booked factory owner Parveen Aggarwal but no arrests have been made so far.
The injured workers Vishwanath (43),Raja Mandal (38),Santosh (33) and Raj Kumar( 32) have been admitted to CMCH with 15-30 per cent burns. Information from the fire brigade department revealed that the incident occurred at about 10.30 am on Saturday and needed at least 10 fire tenders to control it. Officials said that each fire tender had to go for re-filling for a minimum of at least seven times. The team also used 30-35 litres of foam. Officials blamed the magnitude of the fire on the owner using thinner to make the adhesive. Thinners are highly flammable.
Officials further said that the building violated fire safety norms and was located in a congested locality.
The fire brigade team stated that while most of the factory staff fled the spot,the four injured workers were trapped inside. They suffered burn injuries while they were being brought outside. The owner allegedly also ran away from the spot. The fire,however,was controlled within the factory premises.