The cause of the fire is suspected to be a short-circuit.

Six dead as fire breaks out at air cooler factory in Hyderabad
news News Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 10:48

 At least six people died, as fire broke out in an air cooler manufacturing unit in Hyderabad on Wednesday morning.

There were seven workers in the factory, located at Attapur, during the time of the fire.

Six charred bodies were recovered. While four of them were workers at the unit, two of them were reported to be their friends who had arrived on Tuesday evening.

The deceased workers, all from Bihar, were identified as Saddam, Ayub, Shahrukh and Irfan.

The cause of the fire is suspected to be a short-circuit.

The owner had locked the factory from outside, making it difficult for the workers to escape, a police official told IANS.

The fire was put out, after four fire tenders battled it for nearly an hour.

The police have arrested factory owner Pramod Kumar.

More details are awaited.



IANS inputs

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