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Garment factory gutted in fire, 400 workers set to lose livelihood

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Bengaluru: Property worth several lakhs of rupees gutted in a fire accident at a garment factory in Bengaluru. Around 400 garment workers are set to lose their livelihood due to the fire accident.

As many as 22 fire tenders worked 12 hours to douse a blaze that ravaged a garment factory in Konankunte late on Sunday. No one was injured in the fire.

The first reports of the fire that broke out at the Loveable Lingerie at Guruprasanna Industrial Area in Doddakalsandara came around 8.30 p.m. on Sunday night.

Fire tenders and water boozers were called in to douse the fire which had consumed three out of the four storeys of the factory, said officials.

It took 70 Fire and Emergency Services personnel and police officials to battle the fire. By 6.30 a.m. on Monday, the fire was doused, while two fire tenders were still stationed to ensure that the still burning embers did not restart the fire.

As it was a Sunday, workers were not present in the factory at the time of the incident.

While the Kumaraswamy Police have registered a case, officials believe short-circuit had caused the blaze.

“Prima facie, it seemed like a short circuit in the electrical panel in the ground floor had sparked the fire, which then spread to two other floors,” said an official.

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