The fire engulfed Bakes N Cakes, located on Kondhwa Road, within minutes following a short circuit inside the shop, said fire brigade officials.(HT Photo)
The fire engulfed Bakes N Cakes, located on Kondhwa Road, within minutes following a short circuit inside the shop, said fire brigade officials.(HT Photo)

Pune bakery fire: 6 workers charred to death

According to Pune mayor Prashant Jagtap, the owner had locked the bakery from outside owing to which the employees could not escape from the bakery when the fire broke out...
Hindustan Times | By Yogesh Joshi, Pune
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2016 11:21 AM IST

A major fire broke out inside a bakery in Pune, killing six workers in the wee hours of Friday. The fire engulfed Bakes N Cakes, located on Kondhwa Road, within minutes following a short circuit inside the shop, said fire brigade officials.

According to Pune mayor Prashant Jagtap, the bakery owner had locked his shop from outside owing to which the employees could not escape from the bakery when the fire broke out.

“The owner was operating the bakery from a small premises. While returning home on Thursday night, he locked it from outside while the workers were sleeping inside,” said Jagtap.

All the six workers, who were charred to death, hailed from Uttar Pradesh, said fire brigade officials.

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