43 people killed in a factory fire in New Delhi

By Eudore R. Chand

NEW DELHI 9 December 2019: At least 43 people have died in a factory fire in India’s capital New Delhi, with the toll still expected to rise, police said.

A call about the fire was received at 5:22 am following which 30 fire tenders were rushed to the spot.

The cause of the fire is not known, officials said, adding that over 50 people were inside the factory operating from a residential area when the fire broke out.

Thirty fire trucks were at the site and had taken the situation under control, said Wam.

The workers were sleeping on the cold Delhi winter night in a locked room when the fire broke out. Most are reported to have died from asphyxiation.

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