New Delhi: At least three people died on Saturday after a fire broke out at a rubber factory in Jhilmil industrial area, news agency ANI reported.
To take stock of the situation, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has reached the site.
As of now, 26 fire tenders had to be rushed to the spot.
After it was reported that five people died in the incident, the fire department issued a clarification saying that “death toll is 3 and not 5.”
The cause of the fire was not immediately known. The matter is being taken up for investigation once the flames are doused.
There are many residential buildings located near the industrial area. The lack of planning remains a major concern as the area is congested and unplanned with narrow lanes.
It is a developing story, more details are awaited.
In an earlier incident, a fire broke out at the office of Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment on the fifth floor of Pandit Deendayal Antyodaya Bhawan located at CGO Complex in Delhi. As many as 24 fire tenders were rushed to the spot to extinguish the flames. One CISF Inspector reportedly became unconscious in the fire incident and was taken to a hospital.