Attibele Fire tragedy : Death toll rises to 15 youth from Tamilnadu succumbed to burn injuries

Pramesh S Jain & Dr.Thomas (Special Correspondent)

A 19-year-old youth,identified as Dinesh succumbed to his burn injuries at Victoria hospital on Wednesday taking the death toll to 15.

Dinesh was resident of in Tamilnadu was hired for packing and uploading work at Balaji traders where the fire broke out .

He along with three others sustained burn injuries rescued by fire and emergency personnel,and admitted to hospital where he succumbed.

The other three injured are recovering and out of danger,Inspector General of Police (Central range)Dr. BR Ravikanthe Gowda,said.

Meanwhile a joint team of police continue to crack down on the cracker shop and registered 19 cases against the shops owners for violating the licensing condition.

The police are disconnecting the power supply to the cracker shops drawn from the near-by poles as a precautionary measures to prevent any untoward incidents.

Many cracker shops in and around Attibele were shut down gearing backlash from the enforcement agencies and escaped .