New Delhi: A massive fire at a six-storey factory in Delhi’s Anaj Mandi has caused the deaths of at least 43 people so far. The fire was reported at around 5.22 am, following which 30 fire tenders were rushed to the spot in Anaj Mandi on Rani Jhansi Road in Delhi. A fire official also confirmed that several people, who were trapped inside the factory, died after reaching hospital.
The fire squad managed to rush 50 people to four separate hospitals, where many succumbed to their injuries. While some of the people were taken to LNJP Hospital, others were taken to RML Hospital, Lady Hardinge Hospital and Hindu Rao Hospital as well.
Speaking to media, Deputy Fire Chief Officer Sunil Choudhary said, “A fire broke out in a 600 sq feet plot. It was very dark inside. It is a factory where school bags, bottles and other materials were kept.”
The fire tragedy at a factory in Anaj Mandi led to so at least 43 deaths as it caught them by surprise. They were sleeping at the time when the fire started and it was too late by the time they were rescued and rushed to seperate hospitals.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has now reacted to the Delhi fire tragedy and termed it as an “extremely horrific” incident. He also offered condolences to the kin of individuals killed and injured in the fire.
“The fire in Delhi’s Anaj Mandi on Rani Jhansi Road is extremely horrific. My thoughts are with those who lost their loved ones. Wishing the injured a quick recovery. Authorities are providing all possible assistance at the site of the tragedy,” he tweeted.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has reacted to the Delhi fire tragedy. Sitharaman termed the incident “grievous and heart-wrenching” after 43 people were killed by a major fire at a factory in Anaj Mandi.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said he is reaching Anaj Mandi after 43 people were killed by a massive fire at a factory in the area. Many people who were rescued are still in critical condition, according to reports.