Hyderabad: Four workers were charred to death in a fire that broke out in a rubber factory in Gaganpahad area this morning.
Preliminary reports say that leakage from a pipe line supplying hot liquid chemical resulted in the blaze that spread to one of the rest rooms in the factory premises where the workers were sleeping.
"It seems the melted rubber fell on the workers and they were burnt alive. One fire tanker was sent to the area and the fire was put off at around 6.45 a.m but four were left dead in the the mishap," a fire officer said.
Shamshabad police said the pipeline passed atop the roof of the rest rooms and when the fire spread some workers escaped while four were trapped in the room engulfed in flames.