Fire in industrial unit causes Rs 50 lakh loss

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Una, Mar 8 (UNI) A devastating fire that broke out today at an industrial unit, Balaji Manganese, in the Amb area of Una district of Himachal Pradesh, caused an estimated loss of Rs 50 lakh, police said.

According to unit owner Pawan Bansal, a short circuit in the campus started the fire, which soon spread to the 700 metric tonnes of coal dumped in the premises.

The police said the fire personnel and local people battled for over seven hours before bringing it under control.

The fire guttered the unit's machinery and other raw material and caused an estimates loss of Rs 50 lakh, they said adding that a case was registered and investigations were on.


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