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FIRE AT BYCULLA INDUSTRY – LACK OF FIRE SAFETY EXPOSED

Fire--1A major fire broke out a Retiwala Industries at Byculla taking lives of 7 people and injuring 66 of them. A major fire erupted on the third floor of the Retiwala Industrial estate in Byculla due to lack of safety norms and a blocked exit. More than 70 workers were trapped in the factory in which 7 lost their lives while 66 were injured and admitted to J J hospital. It took around 4 hours for the fire fighting department to settle down the blaze. While the cause of the fire is not certain, the workers say that a huge explosion erupted at the third floor after which the fire broke out. Lack of safety norms and blocked fire exits forced some of the workers to jump through windows and climb down pipelines to save their lives. We spoke with the DCP of Zone III, present on site who gave more information on the case. Bureau report – NMTV

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