massive fire in Delhi warehouse: A massive fire at a warehouse in an industrial area on the outskirts of west Delhi killed 17 persons and around 30 people injured on Saturday. According to the reports fire in Bawana industrial area was reported to the control room around 6.20 p.m., following which 10 fire tenders were rushed to the spot. The fire was doused after three hours.
“Seventeen bodies have been taken out from the godown including some women, have reportedly sustained burn injuries. Some others are still feared trapped inside and the condition of four persons is critical.
A man who jumped from the second floor of the building in a bid to save himself later succumbed to injuries at a hospital. The victims were trapped in the basement, first and second floors when the fire spread from the basement to the floors above, the officer said.
In November, a massive fire at a plastic factory in the northern city of Ludhiana left 13 people dead, including three firefighters who were killed when the building collapsed.
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