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Fire Breaks Out In Delhi Plastic Factory, Atleast 10 Killed

21 January 2018, 12:25 | Violet Powell

17 killed after blaze engulfs firecracker factory in outer Delhi's Bawana industrial area

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January 20: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday expressed grief over the death of 17 people in a fire incident at Bawana Industrial Area in the outskirts of Delhi. The fire official said they have contained the blaze but rescue operations are still on.

As per Media Reports, The fire was caught on the ground floor initially at around 6.20 p.m. on Saturday.Around 10 fire engines were at the spot immediately after the fire break out.The cause of the fire is yet to be known.The casualties are mostly laborers who reportedly found themselves locked inside the factory.

The fire department said it removed nine bodies from the scene. My thoughts are with the families of those who lost their lives. "The highrise buildings are our main concern as such a fire can affect neighbouring buildings, which has happened in this case as well", said Delhi Fire Services chief G C Mishra.

AAP chief Kejriwal, who visited the site late tonight, said the truth will come out only after the inquiry, which has been ordered by the government.




Union Minister Harsh Vardhan, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Manoj Tiwari and Leader of Opposition in Delhi assembly Vijender Gupta and North Delhi Municipal Corporation Mayor Preety Agarwal also reached the spot.

The victims were trapped in the basement, first and second floors when the fire spread from the basement to the floors above, the police officer said. "V (ery) sad to hear abt large no of casualties. A search and rescue operation is on", he added.

In a tweet, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that he was "deeply anguished" by the incident. "Several casualties reported. Monitoring the situation.Ordered enquiry".



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