Ludhiana,, Nov. 23 -- Families of the nine firemen, who lost their lives in the 2017 plastic factory fire and the subsequent building collapse, gathered near the tragedy site at Suffiyan Chowk on Sunday, to mark the third anniversary of the tragedy.

In all, 16 persons had lost their lives in the incident, of which nine were firemen.

Paying homage to their loved ones, the family members expressed disappointment over the bureaucratic apathy towards them. They claimed that the authorities seem to have forgotten the sacrifice of the firemen.

Sixty-four-year-old Malkit Singh, who is the father of deceased fireman Manpreet Singh, said, "It has been three years since my son's death but so far, no one in my family has been offered a job on com...