43 labourers dead and many others injured after a massive fire swept through a factory in Anaj Mandi area of north Delhi. According to reports, a total of 59 people were inside the factory operating from a residential area when the blaze broke out
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday termed the Anaj Mandi fire, which claimed 43 lives, an "extremely horrific" incident and said all his thoughts are with those who lost their loved ones.
"The fire in Delhi's Anaj Mandi on Rani Jhansi Road is extremely horrific. My thoughts are with those who lost their loved ones," Prime Minister Modi tweeted.
He wished speedy recovery for the injured and said authorities are providing all possible assistance at the site of the tragedy. "Wishing the injured a quick recovery. Authorities are providing all possible assistance at the site of the tragedy," he said.
At least 43 people died after a fire broke out at a factory in Anaj Mandi on Rani Jhansi Road on Sunday (December 8). Around 62 people were taken out by fire tenders from the building that caught fire in the wee hours of Sunday.
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal also expressed grief over the incident. Taking to Twitter, Kejriwal called the incident "a very very tragic news" and said that firemen were doing their best. "V v tragic news. Rescue operations going on. Firemen doing their best. Injured are being taken to hospitals," he tweeted.
Mohammad Asim, a local said, "People claimed that fire has broken out in the area. The flat was given on rent. It was short circuit. Fire brigade team and police teams did a great job."
The fire has been completely doused and rescue operations are currently underway.
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Last Updated Dec 8, 2019, 11:06 AM IST