Claims seeking compensation filed against Baldia factory owners


Three more claims have been filed in the West sessions court seeking monetary compensation from Baldia factory owners for not having an emergency exit in the factory. The claims have been filed by the heirs of three victims of the Baldia factory fire incident, demanding Rs14.6 million as compensation.The affected families have maintained that there were no safety arrangements and emergency exit in the factory, which increased the number of casualties in the incident.The heirs of the victims held the factory owners and the relevant authorities equally responsible for the incident. Moreover, they stated that they had not been provided with the plots and employment as promised by the Sindh government.The deadly fire in Ali Enterprises had claimed over 260 lives in 2012.

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