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Delhi fire: Rescue operation is underway
Delhi fire: Rescue operation is underway

Delhi fire: Several trapped after building collapse

  • Several people are trapped under the debris after a building collapsed in Delhi
  • 35 fire tenders are doing a rescue operation

14 people, including 13 firefighters after a building collapsed due to an explosion in Delhi's Peera Garhi today, said Rajendra Sagar, Additional DCP(Outer). Massive fire broke out at a factory in Udoh Nagar area in the wee hours of morning today. Seven fire tenders were rushed to the spot immediately. The building in which the factory is located also collapsed later.

Fire fighters were trying to rescue the men from the factory when the entire building fell down. Fire fighters are also feared trapped under the debris.

"A call for fire in a factory was received at 4.23 a.m. on Thursday, accordingly, 7 fire tenders were sent to the spot. However the fire was followed by a sudden blast, due to which the building collapsed," said DFS chief Atul Garg.

At present, there are 35 fire tenders working at the site. Rescue operation is underway.

"Those injured, including fire brigade personnel, have been taken to the Sanjay Gandhi hospital and the Balaji Action hospital," an official added.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted that he is closely monitoring the situation. "Fire personnel trying their best. Praying for the safety of those trapped," Kejriwal added. The number of people trapped inside the structure is not known yet

Last month, at least nine people were killed in a fire incident in a godown in outer Delhi's Kirari area, the Delhi Fire Service said.

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