Delhi, There was a fierce fire in the 3 factories in the capital’s Bavana Industrial area on Saturday. 17 people have died while many others are injured in the fire. Fire department officials have expressed the danger of being trapped by many people in the fire. According to the information, fire is found in firecrackers, plastic and carpet factories. Out of this, only one factory is reported to have killed many people. Among the dead are 8 women. Trauma Center of AIIMS has been alerted. Prime Minister Modi and Delhi’s Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal have expressed grief at the incident.
At present the fire has been taken over. There are more than a dozen vehicles of fire brigade on the spot. Fire first took place at Sector 5 in the evening at about 6:20 pm. According to the information, the fire took place on a basement and first floor of a cracker factory. The reasons for the fire are yet to be ascertained. The Bavana Industrial Area is just 35 kilometers from Connaught Place.
Delhi Fire Service Director GC Mishra said, “We got the plastic factory of Bawana sector 1, the fireworks factory of Sector 5 and the third call from an oil storage depot. All deaths were caused by the fire in Sector 5. The fire has been overcome. So far we have found 17 bodies.
Deeply anguished by the fire at a factory in Bawana. My thoughts are with the families of those who lost their lives. May those who are injured recover quickly: PM @narendramodi
— PMO India (@PMOIndia) January 20, 2018
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed grief at the fire and deaths in Bawana. PM tweeted, “I am unhappy about the news of fire in Bawana’s factory. I express my condolences to the families of those killed in this incident. I wish wounded to be well soon. ‘
V sad to hear abt large no of casualties. Keeping a close watch on rescue operations https://t.co/yHwQAH0bKi
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) January 20, 2018
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal also tweeted the tragedy by tweeting. He said that he is keeping an eye on rescue operations. On the other hand, an NDMC official said that Mayor of North Delhi Preity Agrawal has reached the spot.
Union Health Minister JP Nadda has ordered the Health Secretary to provide immediate assistance to the victims of Bawana fire. Apart from this Nadda has directed the AIIMS Trauma Center to be alert.