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Delhi factory blaze death toll mounts to 7

IANS | February 16, 2024 09:59 AM

NEW DELHI: At least seven bodies were recovered from a factory in Delhi's Alipur area, where a massive fire broke out on Thursday evening, the police said.

According to the Deputy Commissioner of Police (Outer North), Ravi Kumar Singh, it was a paint factory where the fire broke out following a massive blast.

Sharing details, Atul Garg, Director of Delhi Fire Service (DFS), said that a call regarding a blaze at a factory in Dayal Market was received at 5:26 p.m.

"As many as 22 fire tenders were rushed to the spot, which managed to douse the flame by 9 p.m. The search operation and cooling process is still going on, " Garg said.

The deceased are yet to be identified.

"The exact cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained. Police teams have been formed to investigate the incident, " the DCP said.

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