43 dead in Delhi factory fire

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As many as 43 people have died after a fire broke out at a factory in Anaj Mandi in Delhi on Sunday morning. The death toll is likely to increase, informed Delhi Police sources. Also, 50 people were rushed to the hospital following the incident.

Meanwhile, 20 fire tenders were rushed to the spot to douse the fire and to carry out rescue operations.

“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,” Deputy Fire Chief Officer Sunil Choudhary was quoted as saying by ANI. “We have so far sent 15 people to the LNJP hospital for medical aid. While some of them were injured, others had fainted. The owner said that around 20-25 labourers were sleeping inside when the incident happened,” he added.

The rescue operations are currently underway.

(More details awaited)
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