Fire in Pune bakery: Locked exit suffocates six to death

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Fire in Bakes and Cakes bakery in Pune
Fire in Bakes and Cakes bakery in Pune

Pune : Six workers suffocated to death after fire broke out in a bakery in Pune with locked exit doors. All six dead belong to Uttar Pradesh and used to sleep inside the bakery shop, 'Bakes and Cakes', which is owned by three partners.

"We received a call at around 4.45 AM today and immediately fire tenders were rushed to the spot. As we reached the spot, we saw smoke emanating from the shutter of the shop, which was locked from outside," PTI quoted a fire brigade official.

While people made efforts to break the shutter, shop owner came and opened it. There was a massive fire inside the bakery with all six trapped inside.

Fire officer went inside and found all six workers in the unconscious state; they were rushed to a nearby hospital but were declared dead on arrival.

"There were six workers, who were found in an unconscious state. They were rushed to the Sassoon General hospital, where they were declared dead," said the officer.

The deceased have been identified as - Ishad Ansari (26), Juned Ansari (25), Shanu Ansari (20), Zakir Ansari (24), Faeem Ansari (21) and Zishan Ansari (21).

Short circuit is being suspected as the reason behind the fire.