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Five injured in Delhi foam factory fire

india Updated: Aug 30, 2006 15:41 IST

Five people were injured when a major fire broke out in a foam manufacturing unit in south Delhi, while four remained trapped when a building crumpled in the capital on Wednesday.

A fire official said 30 fire tenders were sent to the factory in Okhla, which had clothes, PVC pipes and plastic stored inside. Fire tenders were trying to douse the flames, he added.

"We do not know the cause of the fire but the two storey building collapsed because of the fire," said R.C. Sharma, chief fire officer, Delhi. He said the fire had damaged the entire building which collapsed when firemen tried to enter the complex to control the fire.

"One fire-fighter was trapped inside the building but we managed to rescue him. He was shifted to hospital along with the other wounded," said Sharma.

Thorough investigations would be carried out to ascertain the cause of fire, the official said.

According to him, the building not only lacked basic fire fighting equipments but also the owner had carried out illegal constructions in the building.

In another incident, a building under construction crumbled at Laxmi Nagar area of east Delhi reportedly trapping four people.

"We have come to know that four people are trapped inside the building but we suspect more people could be inside the collapsed building," an official said.

Three fire-fighting vehicles had rushed to carry out the rescue operation, he added.