NIA | | Posted by Pathi Venkata Thadhagath
The Karnataka government has announced a compensation of $5 lakhs each to the relatives of those killed in a major fire at a firecracker shop at Attibele in Anekal town on Saturday.
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Deputy Chief Minister DK Shivakumar visited the site of the incident on Saturday night and obtained information from the officials.
“The authorities said that 13 people died in the accident. I spoke to Chief Minister Siddaramaiah over the phone about the incident. The family of the deceased will receive compensation of $5 lakh each from the government,” Shivakumar said.
The Karnataka Deputy CM further said that the police are carrying out a thorough investigation into the tragedy. They are also checking whether fire prevention regulations were followed or not.
“With Diwali approaching, police officials have been directed to take precautionary measures regarding compliance with fire hazard control norms in firecracker shops and warehouses across the state,” Shivakumar added. .
Chief Minister Siddaramaiah also condoled the accident and said in to visit the accident site. site tomorrow and inspect it. “My deepest condolences to the family of the deceased workers.”
According to firefighters, several fire vehicles rushed to extinguish the fire at the scene.
“This afternoon a fire suddenly broke out in a firecracker shop. The shop was built right next to the road. The fireworks shop caught fire in a short time. The warehouse that was next to the firecracker shop also caught fire “The situation is under control,” police said earlier.
According to the damage assessment carried out by officials, the fire destroyed seven two-wheelers, a container truck and three other vehicles.