Factory catches fire in Mangaluru


Mangaluru: An export factory located at the Special Economic Zone of Ganjimutt caught fire here today.

Moha Packaging India Ltd which belonged to Mohammed Haneef and two others incurred a total loss of Rs 10 crores.

Though the exact cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained, short circuit at the factory is suspected to have led the blaze. Bajpe police got alarmed at around 2:40 am and immediately informed the owner on the same.

Fire and Rescue Department officials rushed to the spot and extinguished fire.

This export-oriented manufacturing unit manufactures items made of plastic. The factory had a large stock of industries packaging items, liners, etc being produced there besides garbage. Huge stock of finished products which were kept ready for export to Dubai in a couple of days were reduced to ashes along with machinery, it is gathered.

However, no casulaties have been reported at the incident.


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