A Factory in Chandigarh Catches Fire | 25 Out of 28 Women Workers Hospitalised

In a tragic fire accident of Chandigarh, as many 25 female workers got seriously injured and were hospitalised at the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32. The fire broke in the factory of the incense stick, Dev Darshan Dhoop located in Industrial Area Phase II during the afternoon hours. The 25 female workers out of 28 fell unconscious at the factor of Dev Darshan Dhoop in Chandigarh when the fire broke out.

Victims of fire accident occurred Dev Darshan Dhoop factory, Chandigarh

None of the victims sustained burns and injuries but they complained of the problem of chest congestion and breathing due to the smoke emitted by the fire that broke in the factory. The women workers had inhaled a lot of smoke, which made them unconscious. The victims, when admitted to the hospital, were given oxygen that made them stable. The victims are now discharged from the hospital after being kept under observation for some hours as the doctors declared them fit and perfectly fine.

How fire broke at Chandigarh’s incense stick factory

The victims narrated that they were busy in the packaging of the incense sticks when suddenly fire that broke in the Chandigarh based incense stick factory. There were panic and chaos amongst the workers, which created stampede-like situation inside the factory. Everyone wanted to move out the factory to rescue their lives from fire. The factory has only one exit gate and less number of fire extinguishers due to which the situation went out of control. Those who could not move out timely inhaled a lot of smoke and fell unconscious.

The incense stick factory in Chandigarh had a majority of female workers coming from sector 25, 26, Dhanas, Halo Majra & other places who are working there since years. The kith and kin of the victims immediately rushed to the GMCH as soon as they got to know about the incident. They were angry on factory owner and demanded him to be booked for the careless and having inadequate safety measures.

All is well that ends well. The factory owner, the victims and the Chandigarh administration all must have taken a sigh of relief as there were no casualtiess and the situation is now all under control.

Source: indianexpress.com


Yamini S. Verma

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