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Devastating fire consumes Indian paper mill

Published by
Simon Matthis - 15 Jun 2012

A devastating fire broke out the Khanna Paper Mills, one of the leading paper manufacturers in India, on Tuesday.

The fire started at about 2:00 p.m. local time from the mill's waste stock yard picked up briskly, bringing the mills owners as well as the district administration on toes.

There was about 60 to 70 000 tonnes of waste paper lying in the mill that caught fire.

Suneet Kochhar, the director of the mill said, "We cannot tell in monetary aspect but there was about 70,000 tonnes of paper that got burnt”, as quoted by Hindustan Times.

The Khanna Paper supplies newsprint to some of the major newspapers of the region, and also exports newsprint to Pakistan.