Two dead, 125 rescued after massive fire breaks out in Surat packaging unit
Surat, Oct 18: At least two people died, while 125 others were rescued after a massive fire broke out in a five-storey packaging unit in Gujarat's Surat district on Monday. Rescue operation was still under way.
The blaze erupted in the Viva Packaging Company at around 4.30 am, Kadodara police inspector Hemant Patel said.
The fire started on the unit's first floor and soon spread to other floors, he said. Hydraulic cranes were used to rescue workers trapped inside the building, he said.
The cause of the fire was yet to be ascertained, officials said.