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Palghar: Massive fire breaks out in 3-storey building, kills 1

PTI
Published : Mar 14, 2018, 2:38 pm IST
Updated : Mar 14, 2018, 2:38 pm IST

The police received a call around 3.30 am about the blaze in the residential-cum-commercial building.

A 46-year-old man, identified as Aziz Virani, the co-owner of the provisions store, was charred to death in the blaze. (Representational Image)
 A 46-year-old man, identified as Aziz Virani, the co-owner of the provisions store, was charred to death in the blaze. (Representational Image)

Palghar (Maharashtra): One person was killed when a massive fire broke out in a three-storey building in the Kasa area here in the wee hours on Wednesday, the district rural police said.

The police received a call around 3.30 am about the blaze in the residential-cum-commercial building, located near a temple in the Kasa area of the Dahanu taluka.

The building's ground floor and the first floor, which housed a provisions store and its godown, were completely gutted in the fire, the police said in a release issued here.

A 46-year-old man, identified as Aziz Virani, the co-owner of the provisions store, was charred to death in the blaze, said Hemant Katkar, the PRO of the district's rural police.

The body was sent for postmortem, he added.

However, the other residents of the four apartments on the building's second floor were evacuated, the police said.

Three fire engines were rushed to the spot and the flames were doused, the police added.

Tags: building fire, maharashtra fire, one killed
Location: India, Maharashtra