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Friday, June 7, 2013

4 killed in fire at IndusInd Bank office in Mumbai

Four IndusInd Bank employees lost their lives in a late night fire at the Andheri back-office of the bank. The fire broke out at around 11.15 p.m. on Thursday.

The deceased have been identified as Atanu Laha, 35, Rakesh Shirkar, 24, Rohan Katkare, 25, and Sandeep Naik, 25. Eight others were injured.

Since it was the central processing unit of the bank, there were employees working late into night.

According to fire department officials, the fire took place because of a short-circuit.

“A fire broke out at Induslnd back office in Andheri (East) at 11.15 p.m. Four Induslnd Bank employees lost their lives and a few have been injured,” IndusInd Bank said in a statement to the BSE.

The injured are being treated at the Seven Hills Hospital in the city. Three of them are being treated for injuries at the Intensive Care Unit and believed to be stable.

“Thirty-five people were brought to the hospital on Thursday night. Four of them were brought dead. Eight are being treated for different injuries and trauma and the rest 22 were discharged yesterday after preliminary examination,” Shweta Tyagi, a doctor at the Seven Hills Hospital, said.

Source: thehindubusinessline


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