4 workers killed in fire at hosiery factory in Ludhiana

LUDHIANA: Four workers died as a fire broke out at a hosiery factory here on Wednesday. The workers died of asphyxiation as they could not find the exit door.

4 workers killed in fire at hosiery factory in Ludhiana

People gather at the site. Photo: Ashwani Dhiman

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Tribune News Service
Ludhiana, October 10

Four workers died as a fire broke out at a hosiery factory here on Wednesday morning.

The workers died of asphyxiation as they could not find the exit door. Even the main shutter of the factory was locked by the owner from outside.

The fire broke out at 4.25 am. The small factory is located in a three-storey building in Kalyan Nagar.

The deceased were contractor Dhananjay Pandey, press man Parkash and two labourers.

CP Sukhchain Singh Gill, who visited the spot, said there was a gross negligence by the factory owner as exit points were locked following which the workers could not escape.

The factory owner has been rounded up by the police.

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