Bengaluru: Fire in furniture factory - Two including Madrasa teacher charred alive

Daijiworld Media Network - Bengaluru (SP)

Bengaluru, Apr 1: Two persons lost their lives in a fire tragedy which occurred in a building at Hosaguddadahalli, Vinayaka Nagar on Mysuru Road here on Friday March 31.

The persons who lost their lives were Mehtab (27), a labourer from New Delhi, and Madrasa teacher, Maulana Abdul Hafiz (35). It is gathered that the Maulana was married two years back, and is survived by wife and a year-old son.

Fire personnel who brought out the Madrasa teacher's body said that he was getting ready to offer Namaz when the incident took place. His body was found on the prayer rug, they said.

As locals and fire brigade personnel worked tirelessly to limit loss of lives in this tragedy, ten lives including that of building owner, Ibrahim Qaleemulla's eight family members, were saved. The fire was brought under control after an effort that lasted four hours.

The ill-fated building has a furniture factory at the groundfloor and a Madrasa in the third floor. The fire which initially appeared in the furniture factory spread up to the house of the building owner in fourth floor in no time. Fire brigade officials blamed the concerned for constructing the building in a congested area without allowing enough space for movement of air and vehicles.

It is gathered that workers in the factory had left for Namaz at around 12.40 pm and the bulding owner, Ibrahim, also came down to go to the mosque to offer Namaz at around 12.50 pm when smoke was detected in the ground floor. Before anyone could properly check what was going on, flames leapt through the building, which reached even the Galaxy Function Hall behind the building. Thick smoke had enveloped the entire area. Fire brigade vehicles could not reach the spot because of accumulation of large crowd. Police used their batons to disperse the people. Bike ambulance was summoned as it became impossible for large fire tenders to reach the spot.

Fireman, Hanumesh, and police constable, Krishnamurty, suffered injuries during the operation. They were provided first aid. The tragedy would have claimed more lives but for the fact that the Madrasa, which has 80 students, had holiday on Friday.


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  • Charan, Mangaluru

    Sun, Apr 02 2017

    i smell something fishy here , Proper investigation should be made, Terrorists hands can't be ruled out

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  • Rita, Germany

    Sun, Apr 02 2017

    what was the real cause of fire?was it with intention layed?when doors are closed atleast one small window should be kept slant open.In hot countrys,even closed doors ,no sufficient air is not moving,a fridge can can be dangerous,In India they build bildins roads,hoetels,and car repair everything close to each other.No proper planning,Industrys should be just out side of city as well KG schools,garagestoo.most important every building should have a fire alarm system .when fire brakes out automatically to prevent it a automatic system can be built in in more dangerous industry,or chemi fabric etc.May the soul of deceased ones rest in peace.culprit should be punished out.

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  • Evans Christopher Sumitra, Udupi/ New York, USA.

    Sat, Apr 01 2017

    A very tragic end of two people who were charred to death due to no fault of theirs May their souls rest in eternal peace.

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  • Ronald, Mangalore

    Sat, Apr 01 2017


    *Residence should be in residential area leaving enough space to move Fire tenders and Ambulances in emergency
    *Factories should be in Industrial area which is meant for.
    *Schools or training centers at its designated spots.

    Our ministers & mini-stress bureaucrats & stress going for foreign tours for study purpose at the cost of tax payers money to study what?

    *** All in one building is totally not acceptable at any cost.

    First of all how the BMC is giving license for commercial,industrial and residential in single building without keeping any FSI ????.

    Any body has the right to question?

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sat, Apr 01 2017

    "Bike ambulance was summoned as it became impossible for large fire tenders to reach the spot"
    I like that ...

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  • Anirudh P, Bengalore

    Sat, Apr 01 2017

    Heart felt condolences to those who met with tragic end.

    The owner and officials who gave permission to build this building should be behind the bars for lifetime.

    God is really great as there were no children in madarasa during mishap.

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  • sri, Karkala

    Sat, Apr 01 2017

    If you have money you can build anything anywhere under dongis rule.

    How could they establish plastic factory in residential area. Plastic itself is petro chemical product and highly inflammable.

    Other day we have heard garnal factory in Puttur... When will authorities do some spot inspection? There is no squad anyway...

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  • Rajesh, Udupi

    Sat, Apr 01 2017

    RIP.... 2 innocent lives gone to the greedy of someone else, who must be safe now.. terrible.

    illegal houses, illegal slaughter houses, illegal mutton shops, illegal adhar card...,.. it is time India makes law enforcement stronger so that those who thrive on illegality learn to follow rules or stay inside the jail

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  • mohammed, manjeshwer

    Sat, Apr 01 2017

    we should wash out every illegal activity from india and make india as a heaven

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