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Bawana fire: Apprehended man says he was running factory alone

Bawana fire: Apprehended man says he was running factory alone

The cause of the fire is yet to be known. The fire, which started at the storage unit on the ground floor of a two-storey building, ripped through the structure, a Delhi Fire Services official said.

"The fire was of Category Four, which means it was not big".

"Saddened at the loss of 17 lives in the Bawana cracker factory fire".

Fire Chief Atul Garg said the fire swept through a plastics warehouse, a firecracker storage unit and an oil storage container, but that all the casualties were in the plastic factory. The Delhi government has reportedly ordered an investigation into the blaze. "A search and rescue operation is on", he added. Several casualties reported. Monitoring the situation.




Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed anguish over the tragedy.

According to the fire department, they received a call around 6:20 pm, about a fire incident at the F block of Bawana Industrial area. My thoughts are with the families of those who lost their lives. PTI reported an injured labourer told police that the firecrackers were brought from outside and packed at the factory. Ten women and seven men were killed, another fire official said, noting that a man and woman have been injured.

The injured Sunita Devi, a resident of Metro Vihar, about 1.5km from the Bawana industrial area, was hired as a helper two days ago.

In November, a massive fire at a plastic factory in the northern city of Ludhiana left 13 people dead, including three firefighters who were killed when the building collapsed. Fire erupted on second floor of the godown.

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