A huge fire broke out in Grain Mandi area of Delhi in the early hours of Sunday, in which at least 43 people have died. Rescue and Fire Department officials have so far rescued about 50 people. Delhi Police has confirmed the heavy death due to fire in the morning in Delhi. LNJP Hospital officials have confirmed that many people brought to the hospital have died. Many of the rescued and injured have been admitted to RML Hospital and Hindu Rao Hospital. More than 30 fire tenders were sent to the scene to extinguish the fire and carry out rescue operations.
Around 20 people were trapped inside the building when the fire broke out in the early morning. According to media reports, the fire was reported at 5:22 am, after which 30 fire tenders were sent to the spot. Speaking to the media, Deputy Fire Chief Officer Sunil Chaudhary said, the 600 sq ft plot caught fire. It was very dark inside here. It is a factory where school bags, bottles and other supplies were kept. He said, we have so far sent 15 people to LNJP Hospital for medical assistance. While some of them were injured, others fainted. The factory owner said that when the incident happened, around 20-25 workers were sleeping inside.
The officer said that the fire was of medium grade and the factory was completely burnt. Rescue operation is currently going on. On the incident of fire on Rani Jhansi Road, the Medical Superintendent of Lok Nayak Hospital, Dr. Kishore Kumar said, Our team of doctors is taking care of the injured. Delhi Fire Service Chief Fire Officer Atul Garg said that till now we have saved more than 50 people, most of whom have been affected due to smoke.