Udupi: Blast at Furtado Food Products factory, owner Robert killed on spot


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Daijiworld Media Network - Udupi (SP)

Udupi, Aug 10: In a tragic incident reported from Mabukala near Brahmavar on Monday August 10, a person lost his life due to a blast that occurred in the bakery oven. The blast occurred when bakery products were under preparation.

The blast happened in a giant sized oven of the factory at 8 am, said sources. Furtado Food Products factory owner Robert Furtado (53), died on the spot.

Due to the blast, the door of the oven was ripped open. Robert's body was torn into pieces as the oven door smashed him hard. It is learnt that the blast happened when Robert went near the oven to operate it.


Robert Furtado

Kota police rushed to the spot to take stock of the situation, register case and investigate.

 

 

  

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  • Praveena .B.Mendonca, SOUTH GOA

    Tue, Aug 11 2020

    Very Shocking News
    Dear Premala, & children please accept our heartfelt condolences! May Lord God give you'll the strength and courage to bear this loss! May his soul rest in peace.
    From ,
    Anthony & Praveena Mendonca Fly ,Goa.

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  • Ronald Olivera, Padukone

    Tue, Aug 11 2020

    Absolutely traumatized and deeply saddened by the unexpected demise of a good friend and a wonderful human being. When I joined CYM (Sastan) Robert was the youth leader who was highly respected by one and all, not only in the parish but beyond. I was impressed by his leadership qualities and his talent as a Konkani writer. If my memory doesn’t deceive me, he was also the Editor of “Amcho Yuvak”. I always admired his hard work and humility. Enjoy the heavenly peace my friend. Send your blessings to your wife Pramila, daughters Roshni, Rashmi, Raveena and all the loved ones so that they may get the strength to accept this great loss. Goodbye my friend. Miss you for the rest of my life.

    Ronald Olivera (Padukone) & fly, Sharjah

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  • Michael Dsouza, Udupi

    Mon, Aug 10 2020

    RIP .My heartfelt condolences to his family
    Unscientific way of oven manufacturing is the suspected root cause.
    Huge ovens like used in bakery work on LPG.
    There is massive amount of LPG inflow to the burner.
    Evoporated oil sludge deposition inside the furnace at high temperature add the risk.
    If continuity of burning is lost there will be accumulated LPG which is explosive mixture.
    Authorities must strictly impose life saving calibrated instruments such as gas sensors, pressure sensors;Hydrocarbon relief dampers, temperature sensors etc.

    My sympathies are with the bereaved family.

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  • Dr Gerald PInto, Kallianpur

    Mon, Aug 10 2020

    A dynamic leader. Konkani drama writer. Always smilling face. we miss you. Heart felt condolenses to your family dear fried Robert.

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  • Eric D'souza &fly, mangalore

    Mon, Aug 10 2020

    Shocking news to hear...lovely,active,energetic person.Heartfelt and deepest condolences to his family....Mar his soul rest in peace....

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  • Ewan, Mangalore

    Mon, Aug 10 2020

    Shocking,Sad news An energetic, enthusiastic,active person....heartfelt sympathies to the family.May his soul rest in peace...

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  • Mohan Prabhu,, Mangalore (Kankanady)/Ottawa, Canada

    Mon, Aug 10 2020

    Sad and shocking.
    Death came as a blast, not as a thief and robbed him of his life.
    RIP Robert.
    Heartfelt condolences to the family.

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  • Wilfred. Barboza, Shirva/Uganda

    Mon, Aug 10 2020

    Very sad news.
    May his soul rest in peace.

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  • Glen Leonard dsa, Derebail, Mangalore

    Mon, Aug 10 2020

    Shocking News very difficult to beleive
    Deepest & Heartfelt Condolences to the Pramila Aunty , Roshni, Rashmi & Raveena.
    May Robert uncle Rest in Peace.

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  • Bimlesh, Mangalore

    Mon, Aug 10 2020

    Heartfelt condolences to the family

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  • DENZIL FERNANDES, BANGALORE

    Mon, Aug 10 2020

    VERY SAD NEWS. HEARD THAT ROBERT WAS A POPULAR YOUNG LEADER HELPING SO MANY IN HIS LOCALITY. MAY GOD GRANT HIM ETERNAL REST IN PEACE. CONDOLENCES TO HIS FAMILY.

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  • juliana, udupi

    Mon, Aug 10 2020

    Very sad. May his soul rest in eternal peace.

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  • Peter Lewis, Kalmady/ Udupi

    Mon, Aug 10 2020

    Heartfelt Condolences to bereaved family, May Lord Almighty grant eternal peace to you in Heaven.

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  • sathish jm, Kumpala

    Mon, Aug 10 2020

    RIP Robert..
    I have never heard about such type of accidents before. An eye opener to other similar units. Concerned authorities should quickly step in and enforce necessary safety measures....

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  • Polinami, Bajpe

    Mon, Aug 10 2020

    Such accidents do happen frequently in a furnace. When the fuel leaks it gets accumulated inside the furnace, in this case oven, and there forms an explosive mixture. A spark or some sort of ignition results into a blast. These type of primitive bakery ovens running on LPG are inherently unsafe and operators need to be extra alert.

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  • Rita, Germany

    Mon, Aug 10 2020

    Polinami Bajpe,It looks more of a attack ,than accident.Proper investigation is necessary here WE from far cant say is it a primitive or good one. when he goes to open ,and it explodes.I dont believe in accident.May his soul rest in peace.Heartfelt sympathy to his family.

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  • Benjamin D'Souza &fly, Puttur

    Mon, Aug 10 2020

    Very sad and tragic incident. Heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family members. May his soul rest in peace.

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  • Dolphy Cascia, Vamanjoor, Mangalore

    Mon, Aug 10 2020

    May his soul rest in peace. Condolences to the bereaved family.

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  • STANY MACHADO & FAMILY., Udupi, Nigeria.

    Mon, Aug 10 2020

    My care and love of those around you provide comfort and peace to get you through the days ahead. Our most sincare condolences RIP.

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  • Richard Menezes, Kemmannu/Mumbai

    Mon, Aug 10 2020

    Heartfelt condolences to grieving family .May his soul rest in peace.

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  • Richard Menezes, Kemmannu/Mumbai

    Mon, Aug 10 2020

    Heartfelt condolences to grieving family .May his soul rest in peace.

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  • Linet Noronha, Pangla/ Mumbai

    Mon, Aug 10 2020

    Shocking news. My heartfelt condolences to the family and friends.May his soul Rest in Peace Amen 🙏🏻 😰

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  • Abdul Rafiq, Dubai

    Mon, Aug 10 2020

    Not sure the brand of oven, but company needs to be prosecuted...many local companies also manufacture similar kind of ovens.

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  • Sandesh Dsilva, UDUPI / KUWAIT

    Mon, Aug 10 2020

    Very sad to hear this tragic news. You are So enthusiastic and passionate about life and you are a great resource person. I still remember the words you said while I came to you for the carrier guidance. RIP Robert Uncle.

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  • Rudolph Furtado, Mumbai

    Mon, Aug 10 2020

    R.I.P Robert.Furtado

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  • Richard, Oxford UK

    Mon, Aug 10 2020

    A Great entrepreneur, and talented man. May God bless and heal the family. Respects and admiration to the departed , RIP

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  • myna, mysuru

    Mon, Aug 10 2020

    Very sad. Accidents are always unforeseen mishap. May he RIP.

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  • Alban D Souza, Udyavar, Mumbai,

    Mon, Aug 10 2020

    Very sad to hear about the tragic demise of Robert Furtado, an engertic enterprenour. I met him first and last last year when he visited Mumbai. I don't know much about him but his elder brother John Furtado who told me about his activities
    .He was Energetic and successful businessman in Bakery food products. In and around Sastan .His elder brother also was running the same business in Mumbai in the past few years .May his soul rest in peace and God may give the strength to his family the strength to bear this great loss.

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  • Frederick Sequeira, Kallianpur

    Mon, Aug 10 2020

    Appalled. No words to condole, console. Gentleman, contributed immensely to Society, especially to the Catholic Fraternity. May God Almighty b the bereaved family's solace n comfort.. May He reward him accordingly. Rest in Peace

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  • FLORA DSOUZA, Kalmady/Jerimeri-Mumbai

    Mon, Aug 10 2020

    So sad & shocking!! May his Soul rest in peace. A Gem of a person... A big Konkani Supporter....... Organized Late Sunny D'Souza's "Hasanatullo to Piso" & "Shimti Natullo Kolo" Konkani Dramas in years back. He was also for our Drama "Mhataro Chorbela" and about to sponsor "Futulli Modki" in coming days. His death is a great loss to Konkani.

    Deep Condolences to his wife & children.

    From : Francis Fernandes Cassia & Mhataro Chorbela Team, Mumbai

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  • Richard Barnes, hyderabad/Sasthan

    Mon, Aug 10 2020

    Very very sad news and untimely death in this pandemic times. Our deepest and heartfelt condolences to all the family members. May the Lord give enough strength to the family to bear this irreparable loss. May his soul Rest in Peace.

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  • Polinami, Bajpe

    Mon, Aug 10 2020

    Very tragic accident. Shocked to know that blast occurred in a bakery oven.
    Really worrying point was so many houses use ovens, small and big. But they are electrically operated. But in this case of bakery oven it seems it is LPG operated as can be seen from photographs which are prone to blasts if there is gas leakage or burner kept on without igniting.

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  • Roni Lewis, Pandeshwar/Udupi/Dubai

    Mon, Aug 10 2020

    Dear family members,
    Today I lost one of my best friend and classmate.i always used to remember our good old school memories with him.
    Our heartfelt condolences to his family.
    Roni Lewis family
    Udupi/pandeshwar/Dubai

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  • Hussain, Uchil

    Mon, Aug 10 2020

    very bads news and in our country we are not following safety measures every where electric leakage building leakage no electric proper usage , think safety act safely

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  • R.Bhandarkar, Mangaluru...

    Mon, Aug 10 2020

    Such tragic news.
    There one minute gone the other ! This is true in all cases... but in some cases very unexpected.
    God give strength to cope to the bereaved family and those dependent on Robert for their daily bread.

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  • Charles, Karkala

    Mon, Aug 10 2020

    Very tragic and heart wrenching incident and a great loss to the family and society at large. May God give strength to his family to bear the irreparable loss and grant eternal peace to the departed soul.

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  • Chrisneil, Mabukala/ Mumbai

    Mon, Aug 10 2020

    Heartfelt condolences to the family

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  • Ashwin, Mangalore

    Mon, Aug 10 2020

    Very sad incident. may his soul rest in peace. Heartfelt condolence to family members.

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  • Archibald Quadros, KUNDAPURA

    Mon, Aug 10 2020

    I still cannot come out of the shock that struck my heart pounding rate spiked abnormally, when i heard the tragic news of my very good friend and a Lion Colleague left for heavenly abode within a twinkle of an eye.

    We always shared our friendly, professional and intellectual views from whom i learnt humility, tolerance, love for nature and compassion for others. Once such chat we had was day before yesterday. It may be hard for me to forget his hearty laughs and instant humor. I find no further words to visualize and explain his personality as a good and nice individual who is no more with us today.

    May his soul rest in peace, and may God grant his wife and children to bear this great loss of their loving father.

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  • Dr. Madhyastha, Balkudru

    Mon, Aug 10 2020

    Shocking and sad news. I know him personally and very dynamic person with innovative entrepreneurial skills. Some 30 years back he started the concept of ATHAMANIRBHAR business in remote village at Airody by manufacturing bread, which ultimately helped many to earn bread by employment. I pray his family to give utmost courage to overcome this real tragedy of life.

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  • Sylvester Almeida, Brahmavar, Mumbai

    Mon, Aug 10 2020

    Very sad news tragic heart wrenching incident deepest sympathy to the grieving family. R. I .P

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  • Sylvester Almeida, Brahmavar, Mumbai

    Mon, Aug 10 2020

    Very sad news tragic heart wrenching incident deepest sympathy to the grieving family. R. I .P

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  • Sr. Wilma Pinto, Sastan/ Udyavar

    Mon, Aug 10 2020

    I was shocked to hear about the untimely death of Robert who was a dynamic entrepreneur an enthusiastic youth leader and an eminent writer.

    I Cherish the good old days and the beautiful memories of C.Y.M of Sastan Parish, where he was the President for couple of years and introduced many innovative programmes for the youth. I am very sorry about his tragic end. A great loss to the family and the community. Adieu....dear Robert. May you rest in the bosom of the Lord in heaven. Heartfelt condolence to Pramila, Roshni, Rashmi and Raveena.

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  • Irene Mendonca, Udupi

    Mon, Aug 10 2020

    Very sad. Heartfelt condolences to the family. May his soul rest in peace.

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  • Prakash Rebello Dubai . UAE, Kundapura / Dubai UAE

    Mon, Aug 10 2020

    May his soul rest in peace. Miss you Robert . Remembering his contributions to the social welfare. We worked together for many social causes at native decade ago. heartfelt condolances to family members .

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  • Loraine, Udupi

    Mon, Aug 10 2020

    The year 2020 has seen a lot of turmoil in all phases of life While we're still living with the fear of the Coronavirus pandemic, The natural calamities are still haunting us.Very sad to know about the untimely demise of Mr. Robert Furtado. A dynamic entrepreneur and enthusiastic church leader.His tragic and untimely death is indeed a rude shock to his family as well as the community at large. May the departed soul rest in peace. May God grant solace to his beloved family.

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  • JOY CASTELINO, MOODUBELLE/DUBAI

    Mon, Aug 10 2020

    Very sad news. May his soul rest in peace.

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  • HENRY MISQUITH, Mumbai

    Mon, Aug 10 2020

    Heart breaking news. May the departed soul of Robert Furtado rest in peace.

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  • Dylan, Mangalore

    Mon, Aug 10 2020

    Very sad, may his soul rest in peace.
    Maintenance of machines should be done regularly. The service team should be competent in their work.

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  • Hindustani, Manipal/Dubai

    Mon, Aug 10 2020

    Very sad!
    RIP
    May GOD give strength to the family of the deceased to overcome this grief.

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  • Nelson DSouza, Mangalore

    Mon, Aug 10 2020

    Torn apart ? OMG

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  • Mohammed Azaruddin Moodbidri, Doha- Qatar

    Mon, Aug 10 2020

    Always we should be carefull .......RIP

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  • Francis Lewis, Sastan

    Mon, Aug 10 2020

    May his Soul Rest in Peace.
    Tragedy

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  • Prakash, Mangalore

    Mon, Aug 10 2020

    Sad, Condolence to family members. R.I.P. Robert.

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  • Viviet Rebello, MUMBAI

    Mon, Aug 10 2020

    Very Very Shocking News
    Deepest & Heartfelt Condolences to the Pramila Bai , Roshni, Rashmi & Raveena.
    May Bavoji's Rest in Peace.

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  • Shankar, Mangaluru

    Mon, Aug 10 2020

    The manufacturer of the oven should be held responsible. If it is imported from China, then, no case!
    RIP Robert Furtado.

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  • Well wisher, India

    Mon, Aug 10 2020

    Don't write Sick comments during hour of grief! Grow up man

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  • sri_elder, Karkala

    Mon, Aug 10 2020

    Very sad 😞.. RIP

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  • Dinesh Kumar Shetty, Katipalla/Mangaluru

    Mon, Aug 10 2020

    Very tragic heart-wrenching incident, deepest sympathy to the grieving family, RIP

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Mon, Aug 10 2020

    Rest in Peace ...

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