6 workers charred to death in their sleep as fire breaks out in Pune bakery

At least six employees of a bakery have been killed during the wee hours on Friday after a fire broke out inside the Bakes and Cakes Bakery in Maharashtra�s Pune.

6 workers charred to death in their sleep as fire breaks out in Pune bakery

At least six employees of a bakery have been killed during the wee hours on Friday after a fire broke out inside the Bakes and Cakes Bakery in Maharashtra’s Pune.

The fire broke out on the ground floor of a nine-storey building. It is suspected that fire broke out due to short circuit.

According to reports The bakery owner had locked the doors from outside and employees failed to rescue themselves. All the victims are aged between 20 and 27 years. The employees were sleeping on the mezzanine floor of the bakery.

"The fire wasn't very big but since there was no outlet, the workers inside died of suffocation," said a fire official. The police are investigating why the workers were locked in.