At least 43 killed as fire breaks out in factory in Delhi's Anaj Mandi area - UPDATED

At least 43 killed as fire breaks out in factory in Delhi's Anaj Mandi area  - UPDATED
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At least, 43 people have died after a fire broke out in a factory in Delhi's Anaj Mandi area in Rani Jhansi Road on early Sunday morning, APA reports citing India Times.

According to multiple reports, 50 people have been rescued so far, although more people are feared trapped inside.

Labourers working in the factory were asleep inside the factory when the fire broke out reportedly around 5 am. The cause of the fire is still unknown, say, officials.

A call about the fire was received at 5:22 am on Sunday following which 30 fire tenders were rushed to the spot, said police. Over 50 people were inside the factory operating from a residential area when the blaze broke out, reports PTI.

Sunil Choudhary, deputy chief fire officer told ANI, "The fire has been doused and 15 people have been rescued so far. Meanwhile, rescue operations are currently underway with 27 fire tenders engaged in the operation.

Many people trapped inside were rescued and rushed to RML Hospital and Hindu Rao Hospital, fire officials said.

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At least 30 people have died in a factory fire in India’s capital New Delhi, with the toll still expected to rise, police told, APA reports citing AFP.

The blaze broke out in the early hours in the city’s old quarter, whose narrow and congested lanes are lined with many small manufacturing and storage units.

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