2 labourers die,one hurt in godown blaze

Two labourers were charred to death and one was injured after a major fire broke inside a plastic factory near Upleta in Rajkot district early on Thursday.

Written by Express News Service | Rajkot | Published: February 19, 2010 2:04:14 am

Two labourers were charred to death and one was injured after a major fire broke inside a plastic factory near Upleta in Rajkot district early on Thursday.

The preliminary investigation revealed that the godown adjacent to Umiyaji Plastic factory,where the labourers were taking rest,caught fire when plastic residue was being destroyed. The incident occurred around 2 am. The factory belong to Kailash Gothi,a resident of Upleta

“Three labourers were sleeping inside the godown when it caught fire. Two got trapped inside and died. One of them ran outside but was injured badly,” said police officers.

Deceased have been identified as Mithilesh Chamar (22) and Ramesh Mali (19). Both hailed from Madhya Pradesh.

The police said investigations have started and necessary action will be taken in case of negligence on owner’s part.

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