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3 dead after major fire breaks out at rubber factory in Delhi

Deputy Commissioner of Police (Shahdara) Meghna Yadav said that two women and a man died in the fire.

SNS | New Delhi |

Three people are reportedly dead after a major fire broke out at a rubber factory in Shahdara’s Jhilmil area in New Delhi on Saturday.

26 fire engines were rushed to the spot and firemen are still trying to extinguish the blaze completely.

The factory, where the fire broke out, manufactures plastic and rubber sanitary items, according to a report in NDTV.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (Shahdara) Meghna Yadav told news agency PTI that two women and a man died in the incident.

The cause of the blaze is not yet known. Rescue operations are underway.

Further details are awaited.

Earlier in April too, a massive blaze had broken out at a chemical factory in the Jhilmil industrial area.

In March, a major blaze was reported at a chemical factory located at Swaran Park in west Delhi’s Mundka.

Earlier in January, a fire broke out at a chemical factory in the Okhla industrial area in southeast Delhi.

None of these incidents reported any injury or casualty.

However, in February, at least 17 people died after a massive blaze engulfed the top floors of central Delhi’s hotel, Arpit Palace.