Delhi Building Fire Kills 43
43 people died in a fire that started early Sunday morning in the Anaj Mandi area of Delhi.
At least 43 people have died in a fire that started early Sunday morning in the Anaj Mandi area of Delhi. A fire started at 5:22am at a building that was 5-storeys high and the fire was because of a short circuit. When the fire started, there were 100-150 trapped in the fire were laborers sleeping inside the building. Thirty fire brigades were rushed to the spot.The building had many illegal warehouses that stored combustible materials. There was only one narrow entrance, which is why the fire trucks found it very difficult to control the fire. The Anaj Mandi area has many narrow lanes and there have been many fires before.
The fire started on the second floor of the building. The fire quickly spread all the floors. The smoke was so much that everyone choked due to the poisonous gas and died. 64 people have been rescued. Deputy Fire Chief Officer Sunil Choudhary said, "A fire broke out in a 600sqft plot. It was very dark inside. It's a factory where school bags, bottles, and other materials were kept."
Rescue operations are currently underway and the police are looking for the building's owner. This is the worst fire in Delhi in the last 20 years. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that he was very shocked by this fire.Union Home Minister Amit Shah also said that he has told authorities to help immediately. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said he will go to the building and help authorities investigate.