A 23-year-old photographer from Bengaluru, Venkatesh, has died from burns sustained in the Attibele firecracker tragedy, bringing the death toll to 16. Venkatesh was purchasing crackers for a friend’s birthday when the fire broke out. Another victim, 19-year-old Dinesh, also died from his injuries at Victoria hospital. The police are monitoring the situation and treating the remaining injured individuals.
A tragic incident in Attibele, near Hosur on the Karnataka-Tamil Nadu border, has claimed the lives of 16 people in a firecracker shop. The latest victim, a 23-year-old photographer named Venkatesh, passed away on October 12 due to burns sustained in the accident.
Venkatesh, a resident of Bengaluru, had gone to the shop to buy crackers for his friend’s birthday celebration. He was also an amateur bodybuilder. Along with the shop manager, Lokesh, and two others, Venkatesh was rescued by the fire force personnel and rushed to St. John’s Hospital for treatment. Unfortunately, his injuries were too severe, and he could not be saved.
Another victim, 19-year-old Dinesh from Tamil Nadu, also succumbed to his injuries at Victoria Hospital on Wednesday. Dinesh had been hired to work in the godown-cum-shop, where the fire broke out. He was involved in packing and uploading tasks when the incident occurred. The fire and emergency services personnel managed to rescue Dinesh and three others, who were then admitted to the hospital. However, Dinesh’s injuries proved fatal.
The treatment for the remaining injured individuals is ongoing, and the police are closely monitoring the situation. The Attibele firecracker tragedy has deeply affected the local community, as well as people across the region. The incident serves as a reminder of the potential dangers associated with the storage and handling of fireworks.
Authorities are conducting investigations to determine the cause of the fire and to ensure that such incidents can be prevented in the future. It is essential to prioritize safety measures and adhere to strict regulations when dealing with hazardous materials.
The loss of young lives in this tragedy is a heart-wrenching reminder of the importance of maintaining utmost vigilance and caution in all aspects of life. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families and friends of the victims, as they mourn the loss of their loved ones. May they find strength and solace during this difficult time..