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New Delhi: Thirteen people were killed and several others injured in a fire at a garment factory near New Delhi early on Friday morning, police said.

“The fire broke out at a factory in a residential area of Sahibabad around 4:30am in the morning. 13 people, who were sleeping there have died and another 2 or 3 people are getting treated at the hospital," Bhagwat Singh, local police spokesman told AFP.

The fire was likely to have started by a short circuit, Singh added, describing the factory as making leather jackets and clothes.

Fires break out relatively frequently in India where poor safety standards are common.

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