Nine killed as fire breaks out in Delhi plastic factory

Marsha Scott
January 21, 2018

At least 17 people were killed Saturday in a fire at a factory complex in New Delhi, according to a spokesman for the Delhi Fire Department.

"After reaching the spot it was found out that fire had broken out at the basement ground and first floor of a cracker storage factory".

As per Delhi Fire Services official, the rescue operation is underway and many have been evacuated from the building.

Officials said the building, which didn't have the mandatory no-objection certificate on fire safety, was sealed after the blaze.

The fire broke out at three different factories at sector One, Three and Five respectively.

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North Delhi mayor Preety Agarwal has rushed to the spot to take stock of the situation.

Policemen comfort the relative of a man who died in the factory fire in Bawana. Fire officials say that they were trapped, due to the lack of an exit route.

Delhi government has ordered an inquiry the matter. "Condolences to the families who lost their loved ones and I pray for speedy recovery to the ones who are injured", he said on Twitter. "Keeping a close watch on rescue operations (sic)".

Delhi industries minister Satyendar Jain has ordered an enquiry into the case.

"Visited the site of #BawanaFire and #MahirshiValmikiHospital at Pooth Khurd, where two of the injured are being treated 24-year-old Roop Prakash and 45- year-old Sunita. Some of the victims were sitting or lying on the floor close to each other", chief fire officer Atul Garg said. "May those who are injured recover quickly", the Prime Minister's Office tweeted quoting Modi. Several casualties reported. Monitoring the situation.

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