Bawana fire: Apprehended man says he was running factory alone

17 Killed In Fire At Plastic Factory In Delhi Some Jumped From Terrace

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 government has launched an investigation to determine the cause of the fire. "The highrise buildings are our main concern as such a fire can affect neighbouring buildings, which has happened in this case as well", said Delhi Fire Services chief G C Mishra.

Gupta also said that as per an injured labour of the factory, packing was being done in the factory.

The bodies are kept at the mortuary of Baba Saheb Ambedkar hospital while the two injured people, including 40-year-old Sunita Devi, are admitted to Maharshi Valmiki hospital.

"Police as well as fire brigade and ambulances were rushed to F-83 in Sector 5 of Bawana Industrial Area".

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"Deeply anguished by the fire at a factory in Bawana", he wrote. Earlier, the police had said that Jain was running the unit in partnership with one Lalit Goel.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed anguish over the tragedy. "Several casualties reported. Monitoring the situation.Ordered enquiry", Delhi minister Satyendar Jain said in a tweet. My thoughts are with the families of those who lost their lives.

North Delhi Mayor Preety Agarwal also visited the site and took a swipe at Kejriwal as the area falls under DSIIDC.

"Almost 5 hours have gone by after the accident and from local AAP MLA to the Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, none have yet reached out to victims for help", Kapoor said earlier.

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