Around 8.45 p.m. on Thursday a two-storey ceiling fan factory went up in flames followed by a wall collapse. The debris fell on to the adjacent scrap godown that led to the death of seven persons, including a minor and left eight others, including a woman and the factory owner injured.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (West) Monika Bhardwaj said that the deceased has been identified as Ramphal (45), Munger (55), who were from the same village in Uttar Pradesh; Rajesh (40) and his son Anshu (6), residents of Basai Darapur; Ajay Bahadur (19), Ajay Kumar (22), and Sanjay Prasad (18). The injured have been identified as factory owner Ankit Gupta, Gangesh, Munna, Surender, Ashok, Rakesh, Bacchai Patel and deceased Anshu’s mother Manju.
Sources said that the building’s owner has been identified as Anil Kumar Tyagi who had given it on rent to Mr. Ankit, who had been running the factory.
The death toll in the incident of factory collapse following a compressor blast in west Delhi’s Moti Nagar rose to seven on Friday, the police said.