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Delhi Fire updates: Senior officer says 'illegal' four-storey building in Anaj Mandi didn't have fire clearance, safety equipments missing
  • 14:28 (IST)

    Building in Anaj Mandi where blaze broke out did not have fire clearance: DFS

    The four-storey building in Anaj Mandi area of north Delhi where a blaze broke out on Sunday morning, killing at least 43 people, did not have a fire clearance, said the Delhi Fire Service. According to Delhi Fire Service Director Atul Garg, the building did not have a fire clearance and no fire safety equipment was found installed on the premises.

  • 13:54 (IST)

    Asaduddin Owaisi asks for better fire safety norms  

    AIMIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi condoled the tragedy which took 43 lives on micro blogging site Twitter. He said, "Besides compensating victims, it is time to improve fire safety norms and protect the public from such hazards in future." 

  • 13:51 (IST)

    Ram Nath Kovind expresses condolences to affected families, wishes quick recovery to the injured

    President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday expressed grief over the death of 43 people, who lost their lives in a major fire that broke out in Anaj Mandi at Rani Jhansi Road in Delhi. Taking to Twitter, Kovind conveyed condolences to the affected families and wished the injured an 'early recovery'.

  • 13:42 (IST)

    Rescue operation not over yet: NDRF officer

    Deputy Commandant of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) said that rescue operation is still underway and the team is still searching the building for more trapped people inside. 

  • 13:12 (IST)

    Two firemen injured during rescue operations

    Nearly 150 fire personnel carried out the rescue operation and pulled out 63 people from the building. While 43 labourers died, two fire personnel also sustained injuries while carrying out rescue operations, fire officials said.

    The fire broke out in the second floor of the four-storey building in the early hours and 30 fire tenders were pressed into service, fire officials said.

    Thirty-four people were brought dead to LNJP hospital and smoke inhalation was the primary cause of the death. Some of the bodies were charred, Dr Kishore Singh, Medical Superintendent, LNJP, said.

    Out of the 15 injured brought to LNJP, nine people are under observation and others have partial injuries, he said.

  • 13:00 (IST)

    In Photos: Arvind Kejriwal meets injured at LNJP hospital

    Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal meet with the injured at the LNJP hospital after a fire broke out at Delhi's Anaj Bazar earlier today.

  • 12:51 (IST)

    Narendra Modi announces ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh for next of kin of those killed in fire

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday announced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh each for the next of kin of those who have lost their lives in the Anaj Mandi fire. The prime minister has also approved Rs 50,000 each for those seriously injured in the fire, his office has said. 

  • 12:43 (IST)

    Chaotic scenes were witnessed at fire site

    Chaotic scenes were witnessed at the site of the fire accident which was clogged with bystanders and politicians arriving in convoys. Firemen made their way through narrow lanes to rescue those trapped inside the blackened building and carried many unconscious labourers on their backs

    Fire officials said the congested area made it difficult for them to carry out rescue operations. Many of those killed and injured were fast asleep when the fire broke out.  As the building lacked proper ventilation, most of the people died due to asphyxia.

  • 12:31 (IST)

    Power metres intact, fire might have started in internal system of building: BSES

    Power distribution company BYPL claimed that the fire at a factory in Anaj Mandi here appeared to have started in some "internal system" of the building.  A massive fire swept through the building having manufacturing units, in north Delhi's Anaj Mandi area around 5.22 am, leaving at least 43 people, mostly labourers, dead, police said.

    A team of BSES Yamuna Power Limited (BRPL) rushed to the spot after getting information of fire and immediately discontinued the electricity supply, according to a company spokesman. "It appears that the fire started in the internal system of the building," he said.

    The fire occurred on the second and third floors of the factory building operating from the residential area. The electricity metres of the building were placed on the ground floor and were found to be intact, the spokesman added.

    -PTI

  • 12:25 (IST)

    Delhi Police register FIR against building owner

    The Delhi Police on Sunday registered a case against the factory owner in north Delhi where a devastating fire left 43 labourers dead. 

    Police said a case under section 304 of IPC (culpable homicide not amounting to murder punishable with a maximum imprisonment of 10 years) has been registered.

    The case has been transferred to crime branch.The massive fire in the factory in Anaj Mandi area of north Delhi on Sunday morning left at least 43 labourers dead and many others injured, police said.

  • 12:22 (IST)

    15 people injured in fire 

    Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal visited LNJP Hospital in Delhi where the injured have been hospitalised. "One injured person has received more than 50% burns, 8 others admitted to the hospital due to smoke inhalation. Around 15 people are injured in the incident," said Kejriwal.

  • 12:08 (IST)

    Preliminary reports point towards short circuit as cause of fire 

    According to ANI, Delhi Police has confirmed that a short circuit seems to be the cause of the fire prime facie and that most of the deaths happened due to suffocation and smoke.

    MS Randhawa , Public Relation Officer said: "Delhi police have lodged an FIR against the owners and action will be taken. Case has been transferred to crime branch," he says. The first phase which involved the immediate rescue of people is over, he said. "In the second stage, NDRF teams were called in to check on the rescue ops. After that, Forensic Scientific Lab (FSL) teams will check the premises," he added

  • 11:58 (IST)

    Mamata Banerjee condoles loss of lives in Delhi fire tragedy

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee expressed her deepest condolences to the families of those killed in a massive fire at a factory in Delhi and said she was saddened by the tragic incident.

    A fire swept through a factory in Anaj Mandi area of north Delhi this morning, leaving 43 labourers dead and many others injured.The chief minister wished a speedy recovery to those injured in the fire incident.

  • 11:49 (IST)

    BJP announces Rs 5 lakh compensation for the victims


    The Bharatiya Janata Party has announced an ex-gratia of Rs five lakh to the victims' family who lost their lives in the incident. While speaking to media at the site of the incident, Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari said that the party has decided to help the families of those who died with Rs 5 lakh and those who suffered injuries by Rs 25,000. 

  • 11:46 (IST)

    Sonia Gandhi condoles loss of lives in Delhi fire incident, urges authorities to provide all assistance

    Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Sunday expressed her deepest condolences to the families of those killed in the fire at a factory here and urged authorities of the central and state governments to provide all assistance to victims and their kin.

    Gandhi expressed "deep shock and dismay" at the horrendous fire accident in a factory in Anaj Mandi area that has claimed several innocent lives. "Expressing her deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of over four dozen deceased in the tragic accident, Gandhi hoped that maximum lives will be saved and those injured are treated expeditiously," a party statement said.

    She urged authorities of central and state governments to provide every assistance to victims and their families. Gandhi also asked Congress leaders and workers to assist the authorities in every manner possible.

    -PTI

  • 11:35 (IST)

    Arvind Kejriwal announces ex gratia of Rs 10 lakh 

    "I have initiated a magisterial inquiry into the matter and a report will be submitted within seven days", Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said after visiting fire site He further announced a 10 lakh compensation to families who lost a member in the fire and an additional assistance of one lakh to those who were injured. Kejriwal is expected to now to visit the LNJP hospital, where the injured are hospitalised. 

  • 11:30 (IST)

    Amit Shah condoles loss of lives in fire tragedy

    Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday condoled the loss of lives in a massive fire incident here and directed officials concerned to provide immediate assistance to those affected.

    In a tweet, Shah said, "Tragic loss of precious lives in the fire accident in New Delhi. My deepest condolences with families of those who have lost their loved ones. I pray for the early recovery of the injured".​

  • 11:27 (IST)

    Fire may have been caused by a short-circuit, say police 

    The police says the fire may have been caused by a short circuit, reports CNN-News18. "The incident occurred in the wee hours when all the workers of the factory were asleep," the police said, adding that initial reports point towards short-circuiting as the cause of the blaze. The exact cause of the blazeis still not known, and will be certain after the probe, added the police. 

  • 11:17 (IST)

    Delhi govt seeks report within 7 days

    The Delhi government on Sunday ordered a probe into the fire incident in Anaj Mandi area in Delhi and sought a detailed report within seven days. Revenue Minister Kailash Gahlot directed district magistrate (central) to conduct an inquiry and submit a report within seven days.

    The fire incident in a three-storey building has so far claimed 43 lives and injured around 56 people, most labourers.

  • 11:14 (IST)

    Fire incident is 'extremely horrific': Narendra Modi

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday termed the fire incident in Delhi's Anaj Mandi area as extremely horrific.  A massive fire swept through a factory in Anaj Mandi area of north Delhi on Sunday morning, leaving 43 labourers dead and many others injured, police said.

  • 11:12 (IST)

    Most people were asleep when fire broke out, say reports

    According to multiple reports, 50 people have been rescued so far, although more people are feared trapped inside. According to NDTV,  labourers working in the factory were asleep inside the factory when the fire broke out reportedly around 5 am. The cause of the fire is still unknown, say, officials.

  • 11:08 (IST)

    Will conduct probe, action to be taken against guilty, says minister Imran Hussain

    The Delhi government will conduct a probe and take action against those responsible for the fire incident in north Delhi which claimed 43 lives on Sunday morning. Delhi Food and Civil Supplies Minister Imran Hussain said that an investigation will be conducted into the incident.

    "It is a tragic incident. Investigation will be conducted and action will be taken against whoever is responsible for it...," Hussain tweeted

  • 11:01 (IST)

    Smoke inhalation main cause of death

    So far 34 people have been brought dead to LNJP hospital and smoke inhalation was the primary cause of the death. Some of the bodies were charred, Dr Kishore Singh, Medical Superintendent, LNJP, said. Out of the 15 injured brought to LNJP, nine people are under observation and others have partial injuries, he said.

  • 10:59 (IST)

    Arvind Kejriwal to reach fire spot shortly

    Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is expected to reachAnaj Mandi after 43 people were killed by a massive fire at a factory in the area at 11 am. Many people who were rescued are still in critical condition, according to reports.

  • 10:55 (IST)

    NDRF team arrives on site

    A National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team arrived on site in Delhi's Anaj Mandi where a massive fire broke out, leaving 43 dead. 

  • 10:49 (IST)

    59 people rescued so far

    A total of 59 people were inside the factory operating from a residential area when the blaze broke out, said police. The fire was reported at 5:22 AM following which 30 fire tenders were rushed to the spot.

    Chaotic scenes were witnessed at the site of the fire incident with relatives and locals rushing to the area. Distraught relatives tried to locate their family members at various hospitals where the injured and dead were taken.

  • 10:42 (IST)

    Massive fire breaks out at Anaj Mandi area in Delhi; 43 dead

    A massive fire swept through a factory in Anaj Mandi area of north Delhi on Sunday morning, leaving 43 labourers dead and many others injured, police said. A total of 59 people were inside the factory operating from a residential area when the blaze broke out, they said.

    The fire was reported at 5:22 AM following which 30 fire tenders were rushed to the spot.

Delhi Fire LATEST updates: The four-storey building in Anaj Mandi area of north Delhi where a blaze broke out on Sunday morning, killing at least 43 people, did not have a fire clearance, said the Delhi Fire Service. According to Delhi Fire Service Director Atul Garg, the building did not have a fire clearance and no fire safety equipment was found installed on the premises.

AIMIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi condoled the tragedy which took 43 lives on micro blogging site Twitter. He said, "Besides compensating victims, it is time to improve fire safety norms and protect the public from such hazards in future."Meanwhile, President Ram Nath Kovind also conveyed condolences to the affected families and wished the injured an 'early recovery'.

Nearly 150 fire personnel carried out the rescue operation and pulled out 63 people from the building. While 43 labourers died, two fire personnel also sustained injuries while carrying out rescue operations, fire officials said. The fire broke out in the second floor of the four-storey building in the early hours and 30 fire tenders were pressed into service, fire officials said. Thirty-four people were brought dead to LNJP hospital and smoke inhalation was the primary cause of the death. Some of the bodies were charred, Dr Kishore Singh, Medical Superintendent, LNJP, said.

Out of the 15 injured brought to LNJP, nine people are under observation and others have partial injuries, he said.

The Delhi Police on Sunday registered a case against the factory owner in north Delhi where a devastating fire left 43 labourers dead. Police said a case under section 304 of IPC (culpable homicide not amounting to murder punishable with a maximum imprisonment of 10 years) has been registered. The case has been transferred to crime branch.The massive fire in the factory in Anaj Mandi area of north Delhi on Sunday morning left at least 43 labourers dead and many others injured, police said.

According to ANI, Delhi Police has confirmed that a short circuit seems to be the cause of the fire prime facie and that most of the deaths happened due to suffocation and smoke. MS Randhawa , Public Relation Officer said: "Delhi police have lodged an FIR against the owners and action will be taken. Case has been transferred to crime branch," he says. The first phase which involved the immediate rescue of people is over, he said. "In the second stage, NDRF teams were called in to check on the rescue ops. After that, Forensic Scientific Lab (FSL) teams will check the premises," he added

"I have initiated a magisterial inquiry into the matter and a report will be submitted within seven days", Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said after visiting fire site He further announced a 10 lakh compensation to families who lost a member in the fire and an additional assistance of one lakh to those who were injured. Kejriwal is expected to now to visit the LNJP hospital, where the injured are hospitalised.

AAP-led Delhi government has sought a report within seven days and ordered a probe into the fire incident. The move comes after senior leaders Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri, BJP MP Manoj Tiwari and MoS Anurag Thakur reached the site of fire where rescue operations are still underway. The police says the fire may have been caused by a short circuit, reports CNN-News18.

So far 34 people have been brought dead to LNJP hospital and smoke inhalation was the primary cause of the death. Some of the bodies were charred, Dr Kishore Singh, Medical Superintendent, LNJP, said. Out of the 15 injured brought to LNJP, nine people are under observation and others have partial injuries, he said.A National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team arrived on site in Delhi's Anaj Mandi where a massive fire broke out, leaving 43 dead.

At least, 43 people have died after a fire broke out in a factory in Delhi's Anaj Mandi area in Rani Jhansi Road on early Sunday morning. According to multiple reports, 50 people have been rescued so far, although more people are feared trapped inside. According to NDTV,  labourers working in the factory were asleep inside the factory when the fire broke out reportedly around 5 am. The cause of the fire is still unknown, say, officials.

A call about the fire was received at 5:22 am on Sunday following which 30 fire tenders were rushed to the spot, said police. Over 50 people were inside the factory operating from a residential area when the blaze broke out, reports PTI.

Sunil Choudhary, deputy chief fire officer told ANI, "The fire has been doused and 15 people have been rescued so far. Meanwhile, rescue operations are currently underway with 27 fire tenders engaged in the operation.

Many people trapped inside were rescued and rushed to RML Hospital and Hindu Rao Hospital, fire officials said.

While briefing the media about the situation, Choudhary said, "A fire broke out in a 600 sq feet plot. It was very dark inside. It is a factory where school bags, bottles and other materials were kept. We have so far sent 15 people to the LNJP hospital for medical aid. While some of them were injured, others had fainted. The owner said that around 20-25 labourers were sleeping inside when the incident happened."

The officer further said the fire was of "medium category" and had been completely doused. The Delhi traffic police have asked people not to use the Rani Jhansi flyover near New Delhi railway station as the road has been closed due to the incident.

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal described the fire incident as "tragic" and said firemen were doing their best.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi described the incident as "horrific" and prayed for the family of those killed in the fire, in a tweet.


With inputs from agencies

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Updated Date: Dec 08, 2019 15:23:37 IST