Dec 30: Six people died in a fire that broke out in a Pune bakery early morning on Friday, reports said.
According to media, the incident took place in a Cakes and Bakes outlet near Talab company in Kondhwa Khurd locality of the city.
Six employees working in the bakery died due to suffocation, a Hindustan Times report said. “The bakery owner had locked his shop from outside as a result of which the employees of the bakery could not rush out when fire broke out,” Pune mayor Prashant Jagtap told the newspaper.
Though the exact reason for the fire is not known, according to MaharashtraToday.in report, a short circuit is reportedly believed to have caused the fire. "The bakery was locked from outside and so the workers got trapped inside and died in the fire," it said.
A video shared by YouTube shows the fire spreading to nearby shops. Firstpost, however, couldn't independently verify the authenticity of the video.