09 December 2011

One dies as Alang scrap warehouse catches fire:

Bhavnagar, Dec 9 (PTI) One person died, while 3 others managed to escape unharmed when fire broke out at one of the scrap warehouses at the Alang shipbreaking yard here today, police said.

A scrap warehouse on plot 67 of the shipbreaking yard caught fire early this morning and engulfed a wooden cabin in which 4 watchmen were asleep, they said. Though 3 persons managed to escape, one Bajrangi Jha (32), a native of Doshiya village in Bihar, was charred to death, they said.

The fire has been brought under control, police said, adding that a case of accidental death has been registered and further investigation is on, police said. PTI COR PB PD VKV

Source: IBN Life. 9 December 2011

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