Sunday , April 22 2018

Hyderabad: Migrant workforces had come in January

Four of the victims worked at the warehouse, and two others worked nearby.

Attapur
Fire brigade personnel try to douse a fire that broke out at an air cooler manufacturing unit at Attapur, killing six persons on Wednesday

Hyderabad: The six migrant workforce who died in the fire in Attapur were temporary workforces from Palamu district of Jharkhand. The workers came to Hyderabad in the first week of January to work in the chiller assembling unit. They were made to nap inside a temporary shed which had no ventilation and had combustible material stocked inside.

Fire brigade personnel try to cover the fire that broke out at an air cooler manufacturing unit at Attapur, killing six people on Wednesday

Four of the victims worked at the warehouse, and two others worked near. They later two had come to visit their friends and unfortunately stayed back at nighttime. Javed Ansari, a friend of the victims, whispered that they had been coming to Hyderabad for the past five years in the summer season.

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“They worked for this similar employer last year in the summertime.  In January this year, the boss called them again to work for him. They were contracted to work until June,” whispered Javed.

Friends of the victims, who work in related units in the city’s bounds, said that they were paid a meagre daily pay. “The employer pays Rs 40 for assembling one chiller. A person works for 12 to 14 hours a day and collects six or more coolers,” Javed said. The victims’ family members have been informed of the tragedy by the forces and the bodies will be sent to Jharkhand on Thursday.

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