Killed In Massive Blaze At Delhi's Anaj Mandi

Killed In Massive Blaze At Delhi's Anaj Mandi

Killed In Massive Blaze At Delhi's Anaj Mandi

A team of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) was searching the factory to find out if any more people were trapped, a police official told Reuters.

"Till now we have rescued more than 50 people, a lot of them were affected due to smoke", ANI quoted Atul Garg, Chief Fire Officer, Delhi Fire service as saying.

While briefing the media about the situation, Choudhary said, "A fire broke out in a 600 sq feet plot".

The police officer - who said emergency personnel remained on the scene - also warned that the toll was likely to rise as "many others are in a critical condition".

Expressing grief over the death of 32 people in a major fire that broke out in Anaj Mandi at Rani Jhansi Road here, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday instructed concerned authorities to provide all possible assistance on urgent basis.

AM: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal says he's reaching the site of fire incident.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted his condolences to families of victims and called it the news "extremely horrific". "I extend my deepest condolences to the families of those killed and wish for the speedy recovery of those injured", he said.

AM: Delhi Minister Imran Hussain on Delhi fire incident: "It is a tragic incident. Investigation will be conducted and action will be taken against whoever is responsible for it.", Mr. Hussain tweeted.

Fire officials said it had been very hard to access the dark, poorly lit premises. "Authorities are providing all possible assistance at the site of the tragedy".

"V v tragic news". "Firemen are doing their best", he added. It is a factory where school bags, bottles and other materials were kept. The rescue operation is underway. "Injured are being taken to hospitals", the chief minister said in a tweet. "Injured are being taken to hospitals", Kejriwal wrote on Twitter.

The fire incident in a three-storey building has so far claimed 43 lives and injured around 56 people, most labourers.

Dr Kishore Kumar, Medical Superintendent of Lok Nayak Hospital, told ANI: "We got 14 casualties, of which 10 were brought dead".

The traffic police has adviced commuters coming from St Stephen to Jhandewalan to use the Rani Jhansi flyover as the road below has been closed for public due to the incident.

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