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Pirana textile factory fire: Gujarat CM announces Rs4 lakh compensation for deceased

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Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani has announced a compensation of Rs4 lakh each for the deceased who died in the Pirana cloth factory fire incident on Wednesday.

Rupani expressed his condolences over the incident and said that he has ordered an inquiry into the incident. Rupani has also formed a team of Labour and Employment, additional chief secretary, Vipul Mitra and GPCB chairman Sanjeev Kumar to investigate the matter.

A team of NDRF has also been rushed to the spot to help those who are buried under the rubble of the building.

Congress questions government on Pirana fire

Congress leader Shailesh Parmar said that the incident was one more one example of the government, municipal corporation and GPCB passing the buck to each other. Dinesh Sharma, Congress leader in the AMC said that the deceased paid the price for the carelessness of the administration. 

He said despite several reminders the civic body has not bothered to ensure that all establishments follow fire safety measure.

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What is the Pirana fire incident?

A fire in a textile factory in Nanu Kaka Estate in Pirana-Pipdaj has trapped 14 people, killing eight of them. The fire led to a blast in the boiler which also brought down the structure trapping 14 people inside. Six fire tenders have been rushed to the spot.

Sources said that the factory did not have fire safety and that the owner is absconding. The injured have been moved to the LG Hospital and the condition of six others are reported to be serious. The death toll is likely to go up further.

Initial reports suggested that the fire and the resultant blast was so severe that the pillars that held the structure were completely broken down.

 

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