Fire at handicraft unit in city

Last Updated 16 January 2013, 16:54 IST

A handicraft unit was gutted in an accidental fire at Bannimantap in the city on Wednesday.

Fire was noticed at Imran Handicrafts in an industrial shed, behind Mysore Paints and
Varnishes Ltd., around 2 am.

Fire fighters from the nearby Bannimantap station that rushed to the spot took around four-and-a-half hours with three fire tenders and eight loads of water to finally put down the raging fire.

In the meantime, the majority of the unit had been reduced to ashes with the carved wooden idols; Lord Ganapati (one piece) of bigger size, eight elephants of medium size and a swing, besides other artefacts burnt in the fire. They were made of rosewood, said a fire personnel.

Ready for dispatch

Some among the idols were ready for dispatch to Cauvery Emporium and others among the list of customers.

In his complaint to N R police, Ahmed Khan owner of the unit has accused the handiwork of miscreants.

The total loss is estimated at Rs 60 lakh.

Free eye checkup

Vasan Eye Care hospital is conducting a ten-day free eye checkup camp as part of its third anniversary for all senior citizens who are above 50 from January 17 to 27.

The checkup will be done only appointments and registration.
For more information contact Elangovan on 9620209936, said a release from the hospital.

(Published 16 January 2013, 16:54 IST)

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