New Delhi, January 2: One Delhi Fire Services personnel, who was trapped and later rescued in a factory, has succumbed to his injuries at a hospital. As many as 14 people were injured after a massive fire broke out at Delhi's Peeragarhi factory on Thursday. According to a tweet by ANI, during rescue operations, a blast occurred following which a factory building collapsed. The blast was of high intensity, reports stated. Several workers along with fire brigade personnel were trapped inside.
Rajendra Sagar, Additional DCP(Outer) informed that the 14 people have been injured in the incident, including 13 fire brigade personnel. The official informed that the back portion of the building has collapsed and fire is in control. Sagar informed that the rescue and search operations are currently underway.
In December 2019, nine people died while several were severely injured in a massive fire at a cloth godown in Delhi's Kirari area. Another incident in December was reported from Delhi where 43 people had lost their lives in a major fire tragedy at Anaj Mandi factory.
Here's the tweet:
Rajendra Sagar,Additional DCP(Outer) on Peeragarhi factory fire: 14 people have been injured in the incident,including 13 fire brigade personnel. The back portion of the building has collapsed, fire though is in control now,rescue ops continuing. #Delhi pic.twitter.com/vhEIpSD3Lh
— ANI (@ANI) January 2, 2020
In another similar incident on December 25, a major tragedy was averted after 40 people were rescued from a four-storey building in east Delhi following a massive blaze in Krishna Nagar. At least 40 persons were rescued by the Delhi Fire Service. Delhi Fire Services director Atul Garg was quoted in the report saying plastic waste materials were stored on the ground floor of the building while people lived on the upper floors and it had only a single staircase.
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