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Fire Breaks Out In Delhi Plastic Factory, Atleast 10 Killed

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17 Killed in Fire at Firecracker store in Delhi

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Fire broke out at a plastic godown at the Bawana Industrial Area in the outskirts of Delhi on Saturday, killing 17 people and injuring two. As many as fifteen fire tenders rushed to the spot and brought the fire under control, rescue operations are still underway.

While the fire department said the blaze occurred at a firecracker storage unit, the DCP had said they are yet to confirm this.

Fire officials said the victims were trapped inside the factory as there was no exit route, The Times of India reported. The fire was of a make four category.

He also said police would register a case.

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AAP chief Kejriwal, who visited the site late tonight, said the truth will come out only after the inquiry, which has been ordered by the government. "Keeping a close watch on rescue operations (sic)". "Several casualties reported. Monitoring the situation.Ordered enquiry". My thoughts are with the families of those who lost their lives.

On the other hand, North Delhi Mayor Pretty Aggarwal said, "I received information about the incident on phone at around 9 pm & we immediately rushed to the spot".

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. According to police, the factory was downed by two persons, Jain and Lalit Goel. "The fire had broken out from the basement of the factory and eventually spread to the ground floor and the upper floors", he was quoted by Indian Express. "As soon as the building caught fire, she jumped from the building", he said.

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