Sagrika Rajora

Conversations from Bhoiguda: Utter Violation of Safety Measures and Death of 11 Migrant Workers

Eleven migrant workers from Bihar were charred to death in a huge fire at a scrap godown in Bhoiguda, Hyderabad, on 23rd March. According to the Hyderabad Clues team, three reasons triggered the fire: a short circuit caused by poor wiring, a fire extinguisher falling on a trolley parked beside the spiral staircase, which went up in flames, and a gas leak. Whatever be the immediate reason for the fire, it would have been averted if safety measures were strictly put in place as per law.