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Death toll in Dudhsagar fire rises to seven

The death toll in Dudhsagar dairy fire on Sunday went up to seven after two more bodies were recovered, officials said.



Mehsana (Guj): The death toll in Dudhsagar
dairy fire on Sunday went up to seven after two more bodies were
recovered, officials said.

A major fire that broke out at Dudhsagar dairy in
Mehsana district, one of the biggest dairies in Asia, had
claimed five lives yesterday while 22 persons were injured.

"The death toll rose to seven today. Four of the
injured are serious and were shifted to Ahmedabad`s Apollo
hospital while other injured were admitted to Lions hospital
here," an official said.

The dairy is an affiliate of Gujarat Cooperative Milk
Marketing Federation that markets its products under the brand
name `Amul`.

"Two more bodies recovered today were beyond
recognition. A report of the forensic science laboratory would
be used to identify them. A monetary compensation of between
Rs 5 to 25 lakh would be considered for the kin of those who
died in the fire," Dudhsagar dairy Chairman Vipul Chaudhary
told reporters.

Mehsana District Collector Rajkumar Beniwal said the
fire has now been brought under control. A panel of experts
will try and find out the reasons behind the massive fire.

The building housing the dairy collapsed following
fire that broke out after a leakage in one of the gas
pipelines.

PTI

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