Probe ordered into fire at Kanshiram Memorial in Lucknow
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Last Updated: Sunday, November 28, 2010, 15:31
Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government has ordered a high-level probe into the fire incident at the Kanshiram Memorial here, an official spokesman said.

A five-member committee has been constituted under the Divisional Commissioner, Lucknow, to inquire into the fire that broke out at the Kanshiram Smark Sthal at Jail Road last evening allegedly due to a short-circuit, he said.

The committee has been directed to submit its inquiry report with the government at the earliest, the spokesman added.

Besides the Commissioner of Lucknow, chief fire fighting officer, chief engineer (building) PWD, chief engineer (electricity) PWD and joint managing director Rajkiya Nirman Nigam will be the members of the committee, he said.

Yesterday's fire was detected when smoke was being emitted y the net fixed in the dome constructed at main building of the memorial.

Preliminary inquiry into the incident prima-facie indicated that smoke was emitted from a plastic cable fixed inside the wall of the dome due to a short-circuit in an electric wire.


First Published: Sunday, November 28, 2010, 15:31

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