Five killed after bamboo warehouse catches fire in Pune
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Last Updated: Friday, May 06, 2011, 13:54
Pune: Five members of a family, including a one-year-old toddler, were burnt alive after a bamboo warehouse caught fire in Ganesh Peth area here, a fire officer said on Friday.

"A bamboo warehouse caught fire and spread quickly to other shops in Ganesh Peth area late last night," chief fire brigade officer Pramod Ranpise said.

Sanjay Ghorpade (45), Archana Ghorpade (38), Mahesh Ghorpade (40), Surekha Ghorpade (30) and Shravni Ghorpade (1) were killed in the incident, he said, adding that a two-year-old girl, Rutika Ghorpade, was rescued and hospitalised.

The fire was brought under control by 4 AM this morning, Ranpise said, adding that investigations are on to find the exact cause of the fire.


First Published: Friday, May 06, 2011, 13:54

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