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Three dead in Punjab godown fire

IANS  |  Chandigarh 

Three employees were charred to death inside an industrial godown near Punjab's town on Tuesday after a massive fire broke out.

The victims were trapped inside the godown, in which mattresses and sofa foam were kept, and were killed in the fire, police said.

has sought a detailed report from the Deputy

The Chief Minister, who expressed anguish over the incident, announced ex-gratia grant of Rs 1 lakh each to the next of kin of the deceased, identified as Jagjeet Singh, 24, Sikander Singh, 25, and Sadhu Singh, 27.

The industrial godown is located in village in Tapa sub-division near town, around 175 km from Chandigarh.

An said the fire had been completely extinguished.



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First Published: Tue, December 04 2018. 22:44 IST