Four dead, two suffer burn injuries after fire breaks out in Bhiwandi godown

Thane: Four persons were charred to death and two others received severe burn injuries in a major fire that broke out on Sunday at a godown in the powerloom town of Bhiwandi in the district. ANI reports that the fire has now come under control.

The blaze broke out at a godown at Harihar complex in Dapoda around 12.30 pm, Thane Municipal Corporation said.

Representational image. PTI

Representational image. PTI

"It is not known what these people were doing in the godown and their identity is yet to be established," said Santosh Kadam chief of the Thane Municipal Corporation's (TMC) Regional Disaster Management Cell.

He said the administration's focus now is rescue operation.

The godown has been gutted in the fire, said the official, adding, fire engines from Bhiwandi and Thane were rushed to the spot to contain the fire.

The injured have been shifted to Sion hospital, said the officer.

The reason of the blaze is being investigated, Kadam said.

(With inputs from PTI)


Published Date: Feb 19, 2017 04:39 pm | Updated Date: Feb 19, 2017 05:12 pm