At least 40 people got killed in a fire that broke out at a factory in Delhi's Anaj Mandi on Sunday morning. Those inside the factory were asleep when the fire broke out, the owner said. A senior Delhi Fire Services official said that they doused the fire, adding that 27 fire tenders had engaged in the operation.
A massive fire swept through a factory in Anaj Mandi area of north Delhi on Sunday morning, leaving 43 laborers dead and many others injured, police said. A total of 59 people were inside the factory operating from a residential area when the blaze broke out, they said.
The Bharatiya Janata Party has announced an Ex-Gratia of Rs five lakh to the victims' families who lost their lives in the incident. While speaking to media at the site of the incident, Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari said that the party has decided to help the families of those who died with Rs 5 lakh and those who suffered injuries by Rs 25,000.
"I have initiated a magisterial inquiry into the matter and a report will be submitted within seven days", Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said after visiting the fire site. He further announced a 10 lakh compensation to families who lost a member in the fire and additional assistance of one lakh to those who had injured. Kejriwal will now visit the LNJP hospital, where the injured had hospitalized.
Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Sunday expressed her deepest condolences to the families of those killed in the fire at a factory here and urged authorities of the central and state governments to provide all assistance to victims and their kin.