Updated February 16th, 2024 at 00:03 IST

Delhi: 7 Die After Massive Fire Breaks Out at Paint Factory in Alipur, Several Others Injured

A massive fire that broke out at a paint factory Outer North Delhi's Alipur area resulting in the death of 7 people and leaving several others injured.

Reported by: Abhishek Tiwari
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New Delhi: A massive fire broke out at a paint factory in Outer North district of Delhi on Thursday evening resulting in the death of seven workers working at the factory. Apart from the 7 dead, several other workers also got seriously injured in the incident. As per the police, the incident occurred at a paint factory located under the jurisdiction of Alipur police station.

On information the teams of fire department and the local police reached the spot and initiated a rescue operation. 

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Police are taking legal action

According to the fire department, the incident was reported at 5.25 pm on Thursday at a factory located in Bhorgarh area. Over 22 fire tenders rushed to the spot after receiving information about the fire at the factory located in the Dayal market. 

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Deputy Commissioner of Police (Outer North District), Ravi Kumar Singh has confirmed the incident occurred at a paint factory located in Alipur. “Seven people working at the factory have died in the unfortunate incident, while several others have got injured. Injured have been shifted to hospital for treatment. The cause of the fire is not known yet. The police are investigating the matter to ascertain the cause of the death,” a police official stated.

The police official further said that at present the police are trying to identify the deceased and are taking further legal action. 

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A search operation is being carried out at the factory after the cooling operation. It is being speculated that the death toll may rise.

Further details in the matter are being awaited. 

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Published February 15th, 2024 at 21:33 IST