17 killed in Bawana fire, PM expresses grief

21 January, 2018, 00:17 | Author: Darrell Lopez
  • 17 killed in Bawana fire, PM expresses grief

A fire in a factory in the industrial area of Delhi's Bawana has reportedly killed at least 17 people. As many as fifteen fire tenders rushed to the spot and brought the fire under control, rescue operations are still underway.

The cause of Saturday's fire is under investigation but officials believe it started on the ground floor and then spread to the first floor and the cellar.

"The fire was of Category Four, which means it was not big".

There are also reports that a fire cracker factory was functioning in the area.

Fire Chief Atul Garg said the fire swept through a plastics warehouse, a firecracker storage unit and an oil storage container, but that all the casualties were in the plastic factory.

Meanwhile, Delhi government has ordered an inquiry into the incident.




Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed anguish at the death of people in the fire.

"Deeply anguished by the fire at a factory in Bawana", he wrote. "My thoughts are with the families of the persons killed in the mishap", Harsh Vardhan said in a tweet. "May those who are injured recover quickly". According to police, the factory was downed by two persons, Jain and Lalit Goel.

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

The injured Sunita Devi, a resident of Metro Vihar, about 1.5km from the Bawana industrial area, was hired as a helper two days ago.

The fire quickly spread upwards from the basement, trapping almost two dozen workers on the upper floors, said an official at the capital´s emergency service.

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