A fire broke out on the fifth floor of a building on Cotton Street in Burrabazar this afternoon. Police reported that the fire was detected in a saree godown and the fire department was called to extinguish it. Thick smoke filled the area.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed grief over the death of 17 people in a huge fire at a plastic warehouse in west Delhi’s Bawana area.
“Deeply anguished by the fire at a factory in Bawana. My thoughts are with the families of those who lost their lives. May those who are injured recover quickly,” Modi said in a tweet on Saturday.
As many as 17 people, including 10 women, were burnt alive or asphyxiated and 30 others were injured on Saturday in a massive fire at a plastic warehouse in Bawana.
Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain has ordered a probe into the incident.
“Learnt about a serious fire incident in a private factory at Bawana. Several casualties reported. Monitoring the situation. Ordered enquiry,” Jain said in a tweet.