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Six workers critically hurt in Gurugram factory fire

Gurugram: Six people working in a garment factory in Gurugram received burn injuries after the industrial unit named Shobha designs caught fire due to short circuit on Sunday morning. The incident occurred in the industrial area of Sector-37 at around 3:00 am.

All seven workers are from Uttar Pradesh.

According to sources all the workers injured in the mishap have received 25 to 30 percent of burn injuries. Meanwhile the two who are critically injured and have been admitted to Delhi's Safdarjung Hospital have received 70 to 75 percent of burn injuries.

The two workers who are in critical conditions have been identified as Arun and Ravinder.

While Arun is from Mirzapur, Ravinder is from Saharanpur.

Other victims in the incident have been identified as Satyaprakash (Badohi), Kamlesh, (Prayagraj), Santosh and, Chotelal (Bulandshahr). The four are receiving treatment in a private hospital in Gurugram

Three fire tender vehicles were used to douse the fire and it took more than hour an hour for the fire officials to bring the situation under control.

According to fire officials the garment factory was functioning illegally and had not taken required safety measures.

The fire officials stated that the fire occurred at the basement and then spread to the other areas. The impact of the loss caused due to the mishap can be gauged from the fact that three machines of the garment unit were completely destroyed.

"The main reason for the fire was short circuit. We observed that the owner had not changed the wires and it was extremely outdated. We observed that the factory was functioning illegally and various measures of security were compromised," said a senior official from Gurugram fire department.

Meanwhile the police have also filed a formal complaint in the case and have begun their investigation.

This is the second major tragedy that has occurred in the industrial units of Gurugram.

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