Pune fire: At least six people were killed and eight others sustained injuries after a massive fire broke out at a sparkling candle manufacturing unit in Pimpri Chinchwad area of Pune district on Friday.
According to sources, a fire erupted in a warehouse situated in Talwade, Pimpri Chinchwad city. The warehouse is known for manufacturing birthday candles and firecrackers. The ire broke out suddenly at around 3 pm today in the warehouse.
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What was the reason for the ablaze?
Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) Commissioner Shekhar Singh, said "As per preliminary information, there are six dead bodies and some with minor/major injuries have been admitted to the hospital. It seems that sparkle birthday candles were manufactured here." Singh further said that the fire has been doused and the cause is yet to be ascertained.
It is being reported that the warehouse operated without a license and this is not the first occurrence of such incidents. As of now, the bodies of six women have been recovered, and the search for other laborers is ongoing. Additionally, eight laborers have been transported to a private hospital.
The injured were admitted to hospitals in Pune and Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation area, the commissioner informed.