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Fire in Bawana Industrial area kills 17; Health Minister J P Nadda assures help from AIIMS and Safdarjung hospital Live

From PM Modi To Lt. Governor Anil Baijal Express Anguish And Condolences On Fire At Bawana Industrial Area That Killed 17 People.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Shambhudeep Hore | Updated on: 21 Jan 2018, 08:27:16 PM

New Delhi:

As many as 17 people including nine women are dead in a fire that broke out in three different factories of Delhi's Bawana industrial area. The cause of fire is yet to be discovered. It took 12 fire tenders to bring this massive ablze under control.

Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi has expressed deep anguish over the unfortunate incident whereas Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal took to Twitter and directed minister for Industries and Urban Development Satyender Jain to keep a strict vigil over the matter. 

Police and security officials are investigating the cause of the fire. Five bodies have been taken to the nearby hospital with severe injuries.

The fire broke out at three different factories at sector One ,Three and Five respectively. From ground sources it is known that one of the factories manufactures fire crackers while the other two are engaged in manufacture of carpet and plastic respectively. 

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#  As per statement of Chief Fire Officer, the firework factory was running without NOC. 

# Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA from Janakpuri also expressed his concern over the incident and took to twitter to offer condolences over the lives lost in the Bawana fire. 


# "We received 3 calls from Bawana - Sector 1 a plastic factor, 2nd from Sector 5 a cracker storage & Sector 3 a furnace oil storage. All casualties are from Sector 5 fire. Fire is completely under control now. We recovered 17 bodies so far," said G C Mishra, Director Delhi Fire Services

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First Published : 20 Jan 2018, 08:53:07 PM