Early Monday morning as a fire broke out at one of the restaurants in Bengaluru’s Kailash Bar, it led to the death of five staff members of the bar who were sleeping inside.
It was on the ground floor of the Kumbara Sangha block that the fire broke out at around 2.30 in the morning. The Kumbara Sangha building of Bengaluru is situated in a marketplace, which is always busy. The fire service was immediately informed as soon as few people saw the smoke coming out of the restaurant.
One fire rescue vehicle and two fire trucks came on the spot and started their rescue operation and the fire was brought under control and they succeeded in extinguishing the fire, but unfortunately, the five restaurant employees who were asleep inside the building could not be saved and they were charred to death. The reports, however, say that all the employees who were present inside died out of suffocation.
The five employees who died in this accident have been identified as Keerthi (24) from Mandya, Manjunath (45) from Hassan and others who were residents of Tumkur were Mahesh (35), Swami (23), and Prasad (20). While the cause of the fire is still unknown, the police are investigating the matter. The police before reaching to any conclusion or before giving any statement in this matter said, “We are waiting for the report which has to come from the fire brigade and only then we will get to know what actually caused this incident”.
Preliminary investigation states that inside the restaurant, fire safety mechanisms were not in place and the Mayor of Bengaluru has ordered that a detailed investigation should be carried out about the incident and the cause of the incident to be identified as soon as possible. However, just after this incident, both the owners of the restaurant are absconding and the police are in search of them.
Just after a massive fire in Mumbai’s Kamala Mills Compound, this incident has now taken place. Both the incidents have raised questions about the precautionary measure that all the restaurants must take care of and that safety of guests must be their topmost priority because in both the cases, the restaurants’ mere negligence has taken lives of many innocent people.