Press Esc to close
Tuesday 02 September 2014
News updated at 2:37 PM IST
Weather
Max: 27°C
Min : 20°C
In Bangalore
Generally cloudy

Gutted building violated fire safety norms

Bangalore, March 25, 2013: DHNS:
Difficult task: Fire personnel try to extinguish the fire at SR Seating System at Kadabagere Cross on Magadi Road on Monday.

The building, in which S R Seating Systems was housed, violated all fire safety norms, say senior fire officials.

The building, a few metres off Magadi Main Road near Kadabagere Cross, was new, with the first floor still incomplete. The building is owned by Ramakrishna of Sunkadakatte.
The ground floor, completed three months ago, was rented out to S R Seating Systems, run by Amith Rathore.

Rathore, hailing from New Delhi, is a resident of R T Nagar. The firm has a factory a few blocks away and the building ws used as a godown. However, men also worked there and thus, it doubled up as a factory too.


The building had only one entry and exit point. It was also locked from outside when the fire broke out.

There was no provision for an emergency exit. All the windows were grilled, making an escape through them, impossible. 

The building also lacked a regular electricity line from Bescom. The factory was being run on a temporary electricity line that the building owner had installed during construction of the building.

There were no fire extinguishers on the premises. Senior fire officials said the fire department had not yet inspected the building and so no objection certificate had not been provided.

It was evident that the seven labourers worked and stayed at the factory premises for the last three months and cooked their food in the factory. Firemen found a badly burned electric stove. The switch board in the rear of the factory was also badly burnt.

Forensic experts and electricity board officials, who visited the spot, are investigating the cause of the fire.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
President Pranab Mukherjee grants degree to a student at the 14th convocation of the University...

President Pranab Mukherjee grants degree to a student at the 14th convocation of the University...

Fireworks on the occasion of 410th installation anniversary of Sri Guru Granth Sahib, the holy...

Fireworks on the occasion of 410th installation anniversary of Sri Guru Granth Sahib, the holy...

Left Front activists take part in a rally to observe anti-imperialist day in Kolkata on...

Left Front activists take part in a rally to observe anti-imperialist day in Kolkata on...

Flood water flows through Srisailam dam after its four crest gates were opened in Kurnool on...

Flood water flows through Srisailam dam after its four crest gates were opened in Kurnool on...

BJP president Amit Shah during a visit to Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple in Thiruvananthapuram on...

BJP president Amit Shah during a visit to Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple in Thiruvananthapuram on...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi shakes hands with Japanese Minister of Foreign Affairs Fumio...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi shakes hands with Japanese Minister of Foreign Affairs Fumio...

Actress & BJP MP from Chandigarh Kirron Kher speaks during a seminar on...

Actress & BJP MP from Chandigarh Kirron Kher speaks during a seminar on...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe makes a toast during a banquet...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe makes a toast during a banquet...

Congress president Sonia Gandhi prays in a temple during a visit to her constituency Rae Bareli...

Congress president Sonia Gandhi prays in a temple during a visit to her constituency Rae Bareli...

Congress president Sonia Gandhi in a village hut during a visit to her constituency Rae Bareli on...

Congress president Sonia Gandhi in a village hut during a visit to her constituency Rae Bareli on...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bangalore - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523