In-pics: Fire at factory kills 17 in Delhi’s Bawana
A fire broke out at a firecracker factory in Bawana industrial area.Updated: Jan 20, 2018 22:54 IST
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.
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 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.
First Published: Jan 20, 2018 22:45 IST