A massive fire outbreak occurred at the quality control department within the Bengaluru Bruhat Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) headquarters.
Nine people sustained severe burn injuries out of which two were women and seven were men.
Commissioner Tushar Girinath said the incident occurred around 5 pm on Friday, 11th August, during a benzene testing at the quality control room in BBMP Headquarter.
The injured were rushed to Martha’s hospital for immediate medical assistance and were later shifted to Victoria’s hospital. According to Victoria Hospital officials, three victims sustained eye injuries while all nine suffered around 40% of burns. Dr. Ramesh TK, head of the burns ward at Victoria Hospital, said, “There is definitely risk involved. We cannot rule out the danger. The victims have suffered 30-40% burns, while three suffered eye injuries.”
The injured have been identified as chief engineer Sivakumar, executive engineers Kiran, Santosh Kumar, and Vijayamala, assistant executive engineer Sridhar, first division assistant Siraj, operator Jyoti, project management and consultant Srinivas, and computer operator Manoj.
The BBMP Chief Commissioner Tushar Grina Girinath spoke to the media and said, “Fire broke out on Friday, and several people have suffered burns a detailed inquiry will be conducted by the inspector to ascertain the exact cause of the breakout”
Officials stated that no files or documents have been destroyed in the fire. According to eyewitnesses neither the ambulance nor the fire department came to the rescue on time.