17 killed in blaze at factory in Delhi's Bawana; fire contained

21 January, 2018, 00:25 | Author: Lorraine Moran
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Delhi Fire Services Director G.C. Mishra told, "We received 3 calls from Bawana - a plastic factory in Sector 1, a cracker storage in Sector 5 and a furnace oil storage in Sector 3".

Atul Garg the DFS was alerted about the fire at 6:20 pm, following which, 15 Fire tenders were deputed to the spot.

Another fire official, K.C. Gupta said a dozen fire engines fought the blaze, which occurred in the Bawana industrial section of the Indian capital, for three hours.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said he was also keeping a close watch on rescue operations.

North Delhi mayor Preety Agarwal rushed to the spot.

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The bodies are kept at the mortuary of Baba Saheb Ambedkar hospital while the two injured people, including 40-year-old Sunita Devi, are admitted to Maharshi Valmiki hospital.

"Prima facie it appears packaging of the fire crackers were going on, but no machines have been found", he said.

He also said police would register a case. The Delhi government has reportedly ordered an investigation into the blaze. My thoughts are with the families of those who lost their lives.

The fire started at the F-block of the industrial area, reported Times of India adding that the factory was packed with plastic pellets. Several casualties reported. Monitoring the situation. "May those who are injured recover quickly", the prime minister's office tweeted. "Ordered enquiry", Jain said in a tweet on Saturday.

The fire department said it removed nine bodies from the scene. According to police, the factory was downed by two persons, Jain and Lalit Goel. Fire erupted on second floor of the godown.

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