43 Dead In Fire At Luggage Manufacturing Factory In Delhi

December 9, 2019 in victimorganising

Forty-three people were killed when a fire broke out at a luggage manufacturing factory in north Delhi. Most of the people who died were laborers who were sleeping at the factory.

The cause of the fire — which was reported at 5:22 AM — is not known, officials said, adding that over 50 people were inside the factory operating from a residential area when the fire broke out. Thirty fire trucks are at the site and have taken the situation under control. The fire is suspected to have started at the workshop of the bag manufacturing factory.

The factory was operation in an area, whose narrow and congested lanes are lined with many small manufacturing and storage units.

Many people trapped inside were rescued and rushed to RML Hospital, LNJP and Hindu Rao Hospital, fire officials said. Thirty-four people were brought dead to LNJP hospital. Doctors at the hospital confirmed smoke inhalation as the primary cause of the death. Some of the bodies were charred, news

The incident is the worst fire tragedy seen by the city since a similar incident in Bawana last year in which 17 labourers were charred to death.

Source : NDTV

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