17 killed in fire at plastic godown in Bawana Industrial Area

by Garry Watts January 21, 2018, 1:18
17 killed in fire at plastic godown in Bawana Industrial Area

A plastic godown was engulfed in massive fire around 6:30 PM in Delhi's Bawana area that has killed 17 people including 9 women. "The fire had broken out from the basement of the factory and eventually spread to the ground floor and the upper floors", he was quoted by Indian Express. It took more than five hours for 15 fire engines to douse the fire.

Police and security officials are investigating the cause of the fire.

The incident took place at F-90 in northwest Delhi's Bawana area.

North Delhi mayor Preety Agarwal has rushed to the spot, a senior NDMC official said.

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Policemen comfort the relative of a man who died in the factory fire in Bawana. The fire official said they have contained the blaze but rescue operations are still on.

"The factory falls in the Delhi State Industrial And Infrastructure Development Corporation (DSIIDC) area". The number of casualties is likely to rise further. As many as fifteen fire tenders rushed to the spot and brought the fire under control, rescue operations are still underway. One of the worst fires in the past 25 years occurred at the Uphaar Cinema in Delhi in 1997.

Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain also visited the site and met the two survivors at the hospital. Several casualties reported. Monitoring the situation.

On December 28, at least 14 people, 11 of them young women in their twenties and thirties out, had lost their lives after a deadly fire ripped through two upscale restaurants in Mumbai. "Some of the victims were sitting or lying on the floor close to each other", chief fire officer Atul Garg said. "May those who are injured recover quickly", the Office of Prime Minister of India tweeted.

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