New Delhi: A major fire broke out in a factory unit in an industrial estate in Maharashtra’s Pune district. The factory is located near Bhau Industrial Estate at Nanded Phata. According to police officials, one body was recovered and many are feared trapped inside the unit.
“One person was killed in the blaze,” a police official said, adding that two other persons received minor injuries while escaping from the unit.
According to the fire brigade, at 10:20 am they received a call about the fire in Nanded Phata.
As per reports, more than eight fire brigade vehicles reached the spot and the fire was doused within two hours. Rescue operation is still underway.
The deceased was identified as Dattanand Digambar Sonawane (40), the official said. According to police, there were 16 labourers in the unit and they managed to escape, while Sonawane got trapped.
A police official said they were collecting more information about the deceased and according to primary information, he was the owner of the unit.
“As per preliminary information, Sonawane was mixing some firework material to be filled in cake candles. A bulb was lit over the mixture which might have generated heat, resulting in a blast followed by the fire,” the official said.
(With PTI Inputs)