Warehouse blaze: Continuous negligence of fire safety norms led to Ggn tragedy
Gurugram: Sunday's tragedy where two people died and five people were grievously injured because of the explosion at the warehouse could have been avoided if the caution was heeded earlier by the owners of the warehouse.
According to the workers, an incident of fire had happened earlier too but the fire was doused by the workers. As was the case on Sunday the main reason for the fire was also the reaction of a huge amount of explosives that were being unloaded. Despite the dangers involved, the owner of Lucky Kataria warehouse continued to put the safety of workers at risk by giving them incentives to load explosive devices in their vehicles. According to sources, there were 75 kilograms of crackers along with nitrogen laden spray stuffed in only one auto.
According to law enforcement officials, it was the reaction between the crackers and the nitrogen-laden spray that led to the explosion and then an inferno, which continued for more than an hour. The Gurugram police has filed the case under section 307 (Attempt to murder with no prior knowledge), 308 (culpable homicide) of the Indian Penal Code and the explosive act.
The law enforcement officials have also apprehended the owner of the warehouse Bharat Bhushan Kataria and his son Amit Kataria. Meanwhile, after conducting the post mortem, Gurugram police have handed over the bodies to their families.