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One killed in fire at shoe factory in Palghar

Press Trust of India  |  Palghar (Maha) 

A worker was killed when a fire broke out at a factory in the district's township in the wee hours today, an said.

The blaze occurred around 4 am and gutted the entire manufacturing unit located in an industrial estate in Sativali area, Virar Municipal Corporation's chief fire officer said.

A worker, identified as Javed (40), was sleeping inside the unit and was charred to death in the mishap, he said.

He used to live near the unit but last night went to sleep in the factory apparently after having a tiff with his family members, the said.

Six fire tenders were pressed into service and the blaze was brought under control after four hours, Palav said.

A short-circuit was suspected to have caused the fire, the said.

An investigation was on into the incident, he said, adding that the body was sent for postmortem.

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First Published: Wed, May 16 2018. 13:55 IST