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Short circuit not the cause of fire which broke out at industrial plant, causing 17 deaths

Image Source: Hindustan Times A fire broke out inside an industrial plant, at Urawade village near Pirangut, around 40 kilometers from Pune, in which 17 people were declared dead, out of which 15 were women. According to reports, a fire broke out around 4 pm at the mid-size firm SVS Aqua Technologies which manufactures chemicals used in purifiers. Since the cause of the fire was ascertained, a probe was launched into the matter by the deputy chief minister, Ajit Pawar. Maharashtra home minister Dilip Walse-Patil said the cause of the fire wasn’t a short circuit. Dilip Walse Patil, during his visit to Pirangut, to meet the families of lost kin said, “product caused the fire at the plant at Pirangut. Fire audit-wise, definitely more caution should be taken. I will ask all MIDC officials to take precautions to avoid such incidents.” Abhinav Deshmukh, superintendent, Pune Rural Police, said, DNA test taking place, to ascertain the identities of the victims since the fire had charred the body beyond recognition. Therefore blood samples of relatives will be collected.

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