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At least 43 killed as massive blaze rips through factory building in New Delhi

Added 12-08-19 12:37:03am EST - “Over four dozen people have been killed after a fire erupted at a house in New Delhi, trapping scores of laborers inside the burning building. Multiple fire units rushed to the scene in an attempt to fight the blaze.” - Rt.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Rt.com: “At least 43 killed as massive blaze rips through factory building in New Delhi”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

At least 35 people are feared dead in the fire that broke out in a house in Anaj Mandi on Rani Jhansi Road today morning.#DelhiFirepic.twitter.com/8fe87aZQfj

The fire broke out in the early hours of Sunday, at about 5:30am, when dozens of workers were sleeping inside the factory building in the Aanaj Mandi area near downtown New Delhi. The fire spread rapidly through the building, exposing many oblivious laborers to the smoke and flames.

Tragic loss of precious lives in the fire accident in New Delhi. My deepest condolences with families of those who have lost their loved ones. I pray for the early recovery of the injured.Have instructed concerned authorities to provide all possible assistance on urgent basis.

"A fire broke out in a 600sq feet plot. It was very dark inside. It is a factory where school bags, bottles and other materials were kept,” the Times of India quoted Deputy Fire Chief Officer Sunil Choudhary as saying.

#BREAKINGदिल्ली के अनाज मंडी में लगी भीषण आग से 35 लोगों की मौत, दमकल विभाग: आग लगने के समय सभी सो रहे थे, सीएम केजरीवाल ने घटना पर ट्वीट कर दुख जताया,शॉर्ट सर्किट से आग लगने की संभावना@gayatrisharma24pic.twitter.com/HuY17bhh55

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