At least 35 people were killed and 50 injured in huge fire that broke out early morning in Delhi’s Anaj Mandi area on Sunday. Rescue and fire department officials have rescued several people, many of whom are critical.
Delhi Police has confirmed the huge death toll in the early morning fire in Delhi. Over 56 people have been injured in the fire, according to the last figure.
Speaking to media, fire department officials said earlier that they received a call in the morning about a fire and had no information about people trapped in the burning building, which caused delay in the rescue operations.
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Authorities from the LNJP hospital have confirmed many of people who were brought to the hospital have died. Many of the rescued and injured have been rushed to RML Hospital, Lady Hardinge and Hindu Rao Hospital.
Sources say the building was packed with labourers who worked in different factories. Police have started looking for the owner of the building.
Over 30 fire tenders were rushed to the spot to douse the fire and to carry out rescue operations.