New Delhi: At least 43 people have died as massive fire broke out at a six-storey factory in the Anaj Mandi on Rani Jhansi Road here on Sunday. Over 30 fire tenders have been pressed to the spot to douse the fire and to carry out rescue operations. The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained.Also Read - Delhi: Fire Breaks Out at a House in Anaj Mandi, 14 People Rescued so Far

Reports claimed that 50 people have been rescued so far and they are undergoing treatment at LNJP hostpital. Some of the injured have also been admitted to the Safdarjung hospital.As per the reports of news agency PTI, around 20 people were trapped inside the building when the fire broke out early morning. A call about the fire was received at 5:22 am.

“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”,  Deputy Fire Chief Officer Sunil Choudhary said.

He added that 20-25 labourers were sleeping inside when the incident happened. “We have so far sent 15 people to the LNJP hospital for medical aid. While some of them were injured, others had fainted”, Choudhary informed.

Taking to micro-blogging site Twitter, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal expressed grief over the incident. He tweeted,”Very very tragic news. Rescue operations going on. Firemen doing their best. Injured are being taken to hospitals.”

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    Delhi Anaj Mandi Fire LIVE: Extremely saddened at the fire incident that took place in my parliamentary constituency, earlier today. Constantly in touch with the local administration. Immediately returning to Delhi from Jhansi”, said Union Minister and BJP MP from Chandni Chowk Dr Harsh Vardhan

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    Delhi Anaj Mandi Fire LIVE: Chief Minister of Bihar Nitish Kumar has announced financial assistance of Rs 2 lakhs each to the victims of incident who hail from Bihar.

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    Delhi Anaj Mandi Fire LIVE: I do not wish to indulge in politics but there must be an investigation into the incident. Someone has to take responsibility, it is a tragic incident, said Gautam Gambhir, BJP MP

  • 1:48 PM IST

    Delhi Anaj Mandi Fire LIVE: Rescue operation is still underway, we are still searching the building, said Aditya Pratap Singh, Deputy Commandant of NDRF ( National Disaster Response Force)

  • 1:47 PM IST

    Delhi Anaj Mandi Fire LIVE: This was bound to happen, you go & see the situation inside, there are live wires. Maximum people were from Purvanchal and Bihar, there were people from Madhubani and Darbhanga. It is a complete failure of power department, said Bihar Minister Sanjay Jha

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