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Fire at Delhi’s Karol Bagh garment factory, one dead

SNS | New Delhi |


A fire broke out in a garment manufacturing unit in Delhi’s Karol Bagh on Saturday claiming life of a 35-year-old man due asphyxiation.

A call about the fire at the jeans factory on Tank Road was received at 4.50 am. Five fire tenders were rushed and it was brought under control at 5.10 am, said a Delhi Fire Services official.

On the second floor of the building, the body of a man identified as Jumman was found. He died due to suffocation, the official said.

The cause of fire is under investigation, police said.

This is a second incident of a factory fire in the national capital this year (2018).

In January, seventeen people were killed and two injured in a massive blaze at a firecracker storage in New Delhi’s Bawana Industrial Area. The fire, which started at the storage unit on the ground floor of a two-storey building, ripped through the structure. In the fire, ten women and seven men were killed.

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