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In-pics: Fire at factory kills 17 in Delhi’s Bawana

A fire broke out at a firecracker factory in Bawana industrial area.

delhi Updated: Jan 20, 2018 22:54 IST
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Flames coming out of a window at a factory in Bawana industrial area in Delhi on Saturday.(PTI Photo)

Seventeen people are feared dead after a fire ripped through a two-storeyed factory in outer Delhi’s Bawana industrial area this evening, a Delhi Fire Services official said.

The police have so far confirmed nine deaths in the fire.

Fifteen fire tenders doused the blaze within two hours that broke out at a factory in Bawana industrial area. (HT Photo)

The exact cause of the fire was not immediately known. Officials, however, suspected that a short-circuit could have led to the blaze.

Chief fire officer Atul Garg said that the control room was informed about the blaze at 6:20 pm.

The blaze started first from a firecracker factory at the basement, ground, and first floors of the building. (HT Photo)

“The fire was of category four which means it was not a big fire. However, explosions took place inside the factory that resulted in the casualties,” said Garg.

Delhi Police officials said people who were trapped inside the factory died of burn injuries and asphyxiation.

Fire fighters at the site of the fire in Bawana industrial area. (PTI Photo)

First Published: Jan 20, 2018 22:45 IST