Overnight fire kills 12 snack shop workers in India

Published On: December 18, 2017 04:13 PM NPT By: Associated Press

NEW DELHI, Dec 18:  Indian media reports say an overnight fire in Mumbai has killed 12 workers sleeping at a small shop that made and sold fried snacks.

The Press Trust of India news agency quoted a local disaster official as saying that the blaze broke out around 4:25 a.m. The official said the victims were taken to a hospital and declared dead on arrival.

A survivor told The Associated Press that some people escaped but many were trapped inside.

The fire gutted both a workshop area and the shop itself. It made "farsan," a salty snack enjoyed with tea.

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