Updated February 16th, 2024 at 12:37 IST

Delhi: Death Toll Rises to 11 in Alipur Market Fire, 2 More Feared Trapped, Rescue Ops Underway

Alipur fire: Officials suspect that two more people are trapped under the debris.

Reported by: Digital Desk
Officials suspect that two more people are trapped under the debris. | Image:ANI
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New Delhi: The death toll in the Alipur fire incident has risen to 11 after four more labourers succumbed to their injuries, officials said on Friday. The fire that broke out at two paint and chemical godowns in Alipur area in Delhi on Thursday has left four people injured. Officials suspect that two more people are trapped under the debris. 

The bodies have been transferred to Babu Jagjivan Ram Hospital whereas the injured have been admitted to Raja Harish Chandra Hospital.  The identities of the deceased are yet to be established. According to the Delhi Fire Services, the fire broke out at the paint factory 5.25pm on Thursday. After receiving the information, six fire tenders were rushed to the spot. It took the firefighters four hours to control the fire. 

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Director of Delhi Fire Services, Atul Garg said, “We were able to control the fire in 4 hours but 11 people have lost their lives, all are labourers. Four people have been injured and are admitted to a hospital. NDRF has also reached the spot. Search operation is underway, we suspect 2 more people to be trapped." 

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A search operation is underway to rescue those trapped. The exact cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained.

CM Arvind Kejriwal announces Rs 10 lakh for kin of deceased

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday visited the fire site in Alipur to take stock of the situation. He expressed grief over the loss of lives in the fire incident. The CM said that those responsible for the incident will not be spared. He also announced an ex-gratia of Rs 10 lakh for the kin of the deceased. 
 

 

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Published February 16th, 2024 at 08:40 IST