Thiruvananthapuram: A major fire broke out in the warehouse of Kerala Medical Services Corporation at KINFRA Park in Menamkulam. A fire force official was killed while trying to douse the fire. According to reports, Ranjith (32), an official of Chacka Fire Force unit was crushed to death when a portion of the building collapsed while dousing the flames. He hailed from Attingal. The building where the chemicals were stored was completely destroyed in the fire.
The incident happened around 1.30 am on Tuesday accompanied by a powerful explosion in the godown. Only one security guard was present there at the time of the incident. The district’s entire firefighting units rushed to the scene and extinguished the fire. The cause of the fire is not known yet.