13 die in fire in leather factory

Fire broke in a leather factory of Ghaziabad district on Friday morning. Uptil now 13 people have died due to fire and many have been injured seriously. According to information given by Ghaziabad police, in Jaipal Chowk area of Sahibabad, a man named Rizwan owns a 3-storey factory of jacket stitching. On Friday morning, around 2 dozen laborers were working in the factory when suddenly fire broke out.
Within few minutes the fire grew bigger resulting into smoke inside the factory. People did not get time to make exit from the place. The SSP, DM and many fire brigades reached the spot but only after lot of effort the victims could be brought out.
All the injured persons have been admitted in hospital and the factory owner has been taken into custody for enquiry. Most of the laborers who fell prey to the fire were from Bareilly or Bulandshahar district.
As per the administration, there is an assumption of short circuit behind fire. For now , the matter is still under investigation.

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