2 Indian workers killed in Bara steel factory fire

Workers and others gather to rescue as the factory of Jagadamba Steels Industry catches fire, in Bara, on Saturday, June 19, 2021.

Birgunj, June 20

Two workers have died when a steel factory caught fire in Simara of the Bara district in Southern Nepal on Saturday evening.

The victims have been identified as Pradeep Godh, 40, and Ramnath Mahato, 45. Both are said to be residents of Bihar in India. They were burned while their workplace, the factory of Jagadamsa Steels Industry, caught fire after a furnace oil tank exploded.

Likewise, Raj Kumar BK, Indra Prasad Adhikari and Nawaraj Chaulagain sustained injuries in the incident. They are undergoing treatment at Terai Simara Hospital. They are out of danger, informs DSP Deepak Shrestha, the chief of the Simara Area Police Office.

Deepak Karki, the secretary of the workers’ union there, says some workers had gone near the tank to clean it up.

DSP Shrestha claims the fire was contained on time by fire engines of the Jitpur Simara sub-metropolitan city and Nepal Oil Corporation.

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