Fire at Goa Pilerne Industrial Estate Paint Factory: Neglectfulness or a cruel act!


An element of  neglectfulness as well as foul play could be the reason for the massive fire at Goa’s Pilerne Industrial estate near the State capital. Officers who audited the  point at first hand after the cooling operations were completed  editorialized that foul play can not be ruled out and the company has set up an internal enquiry  platoon to look into the causes that led to the fire. Read More Business News on our website.

Due to thick bank  gulfing the Pilerne Industrial Estate area near Panaji after the massive fire in the  makeup manufacturing factory, nearly 200 people living in the vicinity moved away on their own, an functionary said on Wednesday.   The blaze erupted in the Berger Becker Coatings  plant located in the artificial estate at around2.30 pm on Tuesday, North Goa  quarter collector Mamu Hage said.   The  quarter administration  latterly issued an premonitory, asking people living within two kilometres compass of the  plant to shift away as the bank could beget health issues, particularly to children and  elderly citizens.

Around 200 people living near the  plant  moved away on their own, the official said. ” The government didn’t have to  intermediate as the people on their own went to the places of their relatives and friends, ” the functionary said. The Chief Minister of Goa Mr. Pramod Sawant along with senior officials visited the factory site.

Collector Mamu Hage in the health advisory asked people living near the fire  location to ensure revolution of fresh air in all  structures( both residential and  mass-market) by keeping doors and windows open and switching on ceiling fans, exhaust fans etc, especially in bedrooms.   The  residers were advised to avoid using air- conditioners and keep down from unrestricted areas which don’t have any kind of air rotation. The people were also asked to avoid using face mask. The advisory also said in case of any symptoms of breathing difficulty, people should address the nearest health centre or the casualty department of the Goa Medical College, or 108 service( for any  exigency). ” High  threat people with asthma or chronic respiratory  ails and infants are advised to be shifted to safer areas till the situation comes under control, ” the advisory said.   The  quarter administration also advised the public not to visit the incident site for any purpose. CM Sawant on Tuesday said the government has ordered an inquiry into the incident. The fire was brought under control in the wee hours.


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