35 killed in Delhi fire incident, over 56 injured

35 killed in Delhi fire incident, over 56 injured

The death toll in the major fire incident in Delhi on Sunday morning has reached 32, confirmed official sources of the Delhi Fire Service (DFS). The units doubled up as residence for the labourers at night. Inside, he found the fourth floor engulfed in flames.

More than 60 people were evacuated from the building and the injured were transported to three local hospitals, Avtar Singh, an assistant division officer for the fire department, told CNN. He said prima facie, it appears that the incident took place due to A short circuit and people died of suffocation.

Numerous victims have been labourers who have been sleeping on the manufacturing facility.

The building's owner, Rihan, who goes by one name, was detained on suspicion of culpable homicide not amounting to murder, Mittal said. A case has been registered under section 304 of Indian Penal Code against him.

"They worked in a garment factory in the Anaj Mandi area". No one was injured in that fire. "Wishing the injured a quick recovery", Mr Modi tweeted. He said that 56 people had been moved out of the area.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted, "V v tragic news". The Prime Minister, who known as the fireplace "extremely horrific", stated his ideas have been with the households of the victims and that the authorities had been instructed to supply all doable help.

More than 30 fire tenders were sent to the spot.

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Meanwhile, the Bihar government said it was trying to ascertain the names of those injured in the fire, and announced Rs 1-lakh compensation for the kin of those killed.

Locals said the factory also made purses and jackets, and had just one entrance and 20 rooms on each floor that were connected by one internal stairway. "I don't know their whereabouts", the man said. A thick blanket of smoke engulfed the area and I, along with my children, rushed to the terrace to save ourselves from choking.

"I went there after I learned about the fire, but we were not allowed to go inside the hospital. Gradually, the screams faded", Yasmeen said.

Around 62 people were taken out by rescuers from the building that caught fire in the wee hours of Sunday.34 dead were confirmed by the Lok Nayak Hospital, 9 by Lady Hardinge Hospital, police said.

Choudhary said the fire is now under control and the rescue operation has been stopped. The Delhi Fire Service said the building did not have a fire safety clearance or safety equipment.

Thirty fire engines were stationed near the site, but only one managed to get to the building and extinguish the blaze through a relay system, Singh said.

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