17 dead after blaze engulfs plastic factory in Bawana

by Joy Montgomery January 21, 2018, 0:22
17 dead after blaze engulfs plastic factory in Bawana

Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain has ordered a probe into the fire incident in a plastic warehouse in west Delhi's Bawana area in which as many as 17 persons were burnt alive or asphyxiated and 30 others injured. "Seeking the condition of the fire more fire tenders were rushed to the spot", said Atul Garg, Chief Fire Officer.

The blaze started in the basement of a three-storey plastic manufacturing facility in the Bawana industrial area on the northern edge of New Delhi, which officials suspect was also used to store fireworks.

"The fire was of Category Four, which means it was not big". Police sources said casualties may rise.

Delhi government has ordered an inquiry the matter. Several casualties. Monitoring the situation.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed anguish at the death of people in the fire. "May those who are injured recover quickly", the prime minister's office tweeted. He said the injured will get an ex-gratia of Rs 1 lakh.

The PMO quoted the PM as saying, "Deeply anguished by the fire at a factory in Bawana". Earlier, the police had said that Jain was running the unit in partnership with one Lalit Goel.

According to Rohini deputy commissioner of police Rajneesh Gupta, a case has been registered and a co-owner of the unit, Manoj Jain, was taken into custody. "As soon as the building caught fire, she jumped from the building", he said.

The fire quickly spread upwards from the basement, trapping almost two dozen workers on the upper floors, said an official at the capital´s emergency service.


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