Fire at plastic factory in Bawana, 9 dead

Fire at plastic factory in Bawana, 9 dead

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At least nine people have died after a fire broke out on Saturday at a plastic godown in Delhi's Bawana industrial area, ANI reported. Ten fire tenders have been pressed to the spot.

Quoting a fire official, ANI reported that the fire have now been contained.

The Delhi Fire Service received a call about the fire at the factory around 6.20 pm. "The firefighters have removed nine bodies," a Delhi Fire Service official said.

However, News18 reported an updated death toll of ten and said that several workers are feared to be trapped inside the factory. The channel quoted chief fire officer Atul Garg as saying that five to six people are still inside the building.

Meanwhile, the police have disagreed on the death toll claimed by the fire department, and said four people have been killed in the fire.

Rohini DCP Rajneesh Gupta said four people have died in the blaze. The rescue operations are underway.

On 16 January, a factory in Delhi's Udyog Nagar was gutted in a fire. According to Hindustan Times, the fire fighting operations went on for close to three hours. However, no casualties were reported.

Following the Kamala Mills tragedy in Mumbai — which claimed 14 lives on 29 December, 2017 —officials in Delhi had stepped up measures to ensure that fire and safety regulations are in place.

The New Delhi Municipal Council had also asked restaurants to abide by trade license conditions...

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