Fire in Bhiwandi godown injures 11 persons

Jan 16, 2013, 11:56 IST | Naveen Nair

A fire that broke out in a godown in Bhiwandi on Tuesday left 11 people with burn injuries.

A fire that broke out in the evening at Rajnavali Naka near Kalyan-Bhiwandi by-pass on Nashik highway road due to a suspected cylinder blast left eleven
persons injured on Tuesday.

The injured were initially brought to Thane Civil hospital for treatment.

Eight grievously hurt patients were shifted from Indira Gandhi Hospital in Bhiwandi to BMC-run Sion Hospital and Masina Hospital in Byculla later in the evening. One woman and seven men have suffered from severe burn injuries ranging between 25 and 55 percent.

Three water tankers from Bhiwandi fire brigade, one from Kalyan fire brigade and three private water tankers were rushed to the spot.

According to fire officials, the blaze broke out at 5:45 pm in the scrap godown, which is located in a lane.

"The fire took place at 5:45 pm Tuesday. 11 people from the godown have suffered burn injuries. The fire is suspected to be due to a cylinder blast within the godown." said a fire official from Kalyan fire brigade.

The officers also added that the place is illegally constructed and debris lying on the road led to the conflagration.

Dr Suleiman Merchant, Dean at Sion hospital, said, “Seven patients with burn injuries have been admitted to Sion hospital from Bhiwandi.” 

List of injured:

Allauddin Khan Male 28 yrs,  25 to 30 % burns
Kailas Itadkar Male 54 yrs 30 to 40 % burns
Guddu Tiwari Male 26 yrs 25 to 30 % burns
Soharat Ali Male 50 yrs 40 to 50 % burns
Mohd Ilyas Male 38 yrs, 40 to 50 % burns
Usha Mhatre Female 45 yrs, 45 to 50 % burns
Mohd Imtiyaz Male 22 yrs, 50 to 55 % burns
Mohd Salman Male 30 yrs, 30 to 40 % burns

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