CT Quickies: Nagaland Fire To Mathura Market Mishap, 7 Fire Mishaps In India Because Of Crackers

by Shreya Rathod
CT Quickies: Nagaland Fire To Mathura Market Mishap, 7 Fire Mishaps In India Because Of Crackers

No matter how much we love Diwali, we can’t deny that it is the time for fire mishaps. The reason is unmonitored safety measures taken for firecrackers. Since we light several diyas in our house, it can also be one of the reasons. Here are 7 fire mishaps that took place during Diwali this year.

7 Fire Mishaps In India This Diwali

1. Nagaland Fire Kills 5

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A fire that started in the Dimapur district of Nagaland’s Naharbari area killed five members of a family, including three children, according to an official statement on Monday. According to him, the event happened at approximately 10:45 p.m. on Sunday, when the fire tore through rows of thatched cottages.

The fire was probably started by firecrackers going off during the Diwali celebrations, the Fire & Emergency Services officer stated. He claimed that the fire had affected about fifty families and that, after about two hours, six firefighters had managed to extinguish the flames.

2. Jaipur Reported 25 Fire Incidents

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On Diwali, authorities in Rajasthan’s capital reported 25 fire incidents and over 100 injuries, according to a statement released on Monday. Dr. Achal Sharma, the superintendent of Sawai Man Singh Hospital, reported that 41 patients were admitted to the facility on Sunday night with burn injuries. He claimed that 43 of the 84 instances that were reported in the 24 hours that ended on Monday morning were eye injuries. 36 patients received treatment and were released home, compared to the seven admitted.

3. Himachal Reported 3 Fire Incidents On Diwali Night

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On Sunday during the Diwali celebrations, three fire accidents were reported in Himachal. In the first instance, a bus that was parked at the Hamirpur bus depot unexpectedly caught fire. Other surrounding buses were moved to safety, assisting in the containment of the fire, even though the bus that sparked it was destroyed. Another event costing lakhs destroyed a furniture store in Reckong Peo, Kinnaur. A house in the Padharni village in Kullu caught fire during the festivities, resulting in a loss of thousands of rupees.

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4. Fire Mishaps In Nagpur

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In Nagpur city, fire incidents resulting from firecrackers have been reported in 17 distinct locations. These accidents have not resulted in any reported fatalities, however, there has been significant property damage. There have been fire incidences in the following areas: Hasanbagh, Harinagar Manewada, Gandhinagar, Sonegaon, Hanuman Nagar, Ambazari, Mahal, Vaishali Nagar, Ganeshpeth, Mhada Complex, Dandige Layout, Shankarnagar, Shankarnagar, Nataraj Chowk, Pili Nadi area and Lakadganj.

5. 22 Out Of 208 Incidents Fire-Related Calls In Delhi Were Due To Crackers

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On Diwali, the Delhi Fire Service got 208 reports of fire-related events, 22 of which were brought on by firecrackers, an official stated on Monday. Significant fire incidents occurred on Sunday in Tilak Nagar, Sadar Bazar, and the East of Kailash, but no one was harmed, according to the official. According to a Delhi Fire Service officer, a large fire started in a godown in Deputy Ganj of Sadar Bazar in Central Delhi. He said the fire was extinguished in two hours by the twenty-two fire tenders that were sent out.

6. Pune Reports 23 Fire Incidents And No Casualty

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During the Diwali celebrations on Sunday night, when Laxmipujan was observed, the Pune City Fire Brigade attended to 23 fire incidents between 7 pm and midnight that were caused by firecrackers. There were no recorded casualties from these fires. At approximately 7:38 p.m., the first fire was reported on the terrace of a building in Rasta Peth, near KEM Hospital. Around 7.40 p.m., a fire broke out in a store near Sutar Hospital in Kothrud.

7. Fire Broke In Mathura Firecracker Market

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In the Gopal Bagh region of the Mathura district of Uttar Pradesh, a large fire at a fireworks market on Sunday resulted in at least 12 injuries and the destruction of 26 stores. Firefighters raced to the scene to put out the fire after receiving the information. The victims of the tragedy who had significant burns were brought to the district hospital to receive medical attention. Nine of them are in critical condition and have been referred to an Agra hospital for further care. Authorities said the fire quickly spread to six additional firecracker stores after starting in one of them.

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These fire incidents point to the lack of safety measures observed during Diwali.

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