Mattress Foam Fire in India
3 killed as fire breaks out at Barnala factory
Tribune News Service
Sangrur, December 4
Three people were charred to death to death as a fire broke out inside a godown, where mattress and sofa foam were kept, near Barnala on Tuesday.
Barnala SSP Harjeet Singh said they had information that some employees were trapped inside the factory.
Barnala Deputy Commissioner Dharmpal Gupta confirmed three deaths. The DC said he had told the Barnala SDM to shift the bodies to civil hospital for post-mortem.
The three were employees of the industrial unit in Ugoke village, SSP Harjeet Singh said.
Singh said fire-fighters struggled for nearly six hours to bring the blaze under control. Fire tenders from adjoining districts were also pressed into service.
A government spokesperson later said the fire had been extinguished.
The cause of the fire is being investigated, the SSP said.
Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has sought a detailed report from Barnala Deputy Commissioner Dharam Pal Gupta about the incident, the spokesperson said.
The chief minister has announced a compensation of Rs 1 lakh each to the family of Jagjeet Singh (24), Sikander Singh (25) and Sadhu Singh (27), who died in the fire incident.
Gupta and other senior officials visited the site and met the families of the victims. — With PTI inputs
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