26 Nov 2022

Uttar Pradesh: Massive Fire In Meerut's Mohiuddinpur Sugar Mill, Chief Engineer Dies


Meerut (UP): A massive fire broke out in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh's Mohiuddinpur Sugar Mill at around 3 pm on Saturday. Turbine burst is said to be the cause of the accident. The Chief Engineer, who was burnt in the fire, jumped from the roof to escape. Six other employees also sustained burn injuries. The chief engineer died on the way to the hospital. 

Seven fire brigade vehicles are trying to control the fire. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has expressed grief over the death of the chief engineer in the incident and directed Additional Chief Secretary Sugar to go to the spot and investigate the cause of the fire.

Mill workers saw heavy smoke rising

Local people and mill workers ran after seeing heavy smoke rising at Mohiuddinpur Sugar Mill in Meerut at 3 pm on Saturday. They came to know Chief Engineer Narendra Kumar Kushwaha and six-seven workers got burnt in the fire inside the mill. 

Narendra Kushwaha jumped down from the third floor of the mill building to escape the fire and was seriously injured. He died on the way while being taken to Modinagar hospital. The fire was difficult to control as the drums kept exploding intermittently in the chemical godown inside the mill, but the rescue work of the fire brigade continued.

Running turbine tripped

According to the chief manager of the sugar mill, Shripal Singh, suddenly the running turbine tripped, which led to the fire. According to fire officer RK Singh, the fire brigade was informed about the fire in the mill at 3.15 am. 7 vehicles of fire brigade are engaged in extinguishing the fire. 

At present, the cause of the fire is said to be turbine explosion. The rest of the real reason will be known only after the investigation. Top officers went to the spot and inquired about the incident. Apart from SP, CO, administrative officers were engaged in rescue work.

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