In a devastating turn of events, a raging fire engulfed a hand glove manufacturing company in Maharashtra’s Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar, claiming the lives of at least six individuals in the early hours of Sunday. The heart-wrenching incident, reported by news agency ANI, unfolded at the Waluj MIDC area, resulting in a tragic loss of lives and significant damage to the factory premises.
According to fire department officials, the inferno erupted at approximately 2:15 am, swiftly consuming the entire factory in flames. Mohan Mungse, a fire officer, recounted the grim situation, stating, “When we reached the incident site, the entire factory was on fire. Locals informed us that six people were trapped inside. Our officers entered, and the bodies of six people have been recovered.”
Amidst the chaos, efforts to quell the blaze were underway, highlighting the dedicated endeavors of the firefighting teams to contain the destructive inferno.
Initial reports indicated that workers, numbering between 10 to 15, were asleep within the building when the fire erupted. Tragically, while some managed to escape, at least five individuals were trapped inside, as recounted by one of the workers at the scene.
The exact cause behind this calamitous fire has yet to be determined, leaving investigators and authorities grappling with unanswered questions amidst the aftermath of the tragedy.
This catastrophic incident echoes a recent episode of destruction in Navi Mumbai, where a fire ravaged a chemical factory in the Taloja MIDC area on Thursday. The blaze, erupting around 8:30 pm, necessitated the deployment of twelve fire engines and an arduous eight-hour battle to extinguish the flames.
Yasin Tadvi, chief of the Disaster Management Cell of the TMC, described the collaborative efforts involving multiple fire stations and services to combat the blaze. Despite their valiant attempts, the factory succumbed to the fire’s fury, prompting an ongoing investigation into the root cause of the destructive inferno.
The consecutive tragedies underscore the urgent need for stringent safety measures and vigilance within industrial premises, emphasizing the critical role of comprehensive fire safety protocols to prevent such catastrophic incidents. As authorities delve into investigations, the communities affected by these tragedies mourn the loss of lives and grapple with the aftermath of devastating fires that have shaken the region.