Fire at rubber factory kills three

  • | Sunday | 14th July, 2019

Kejriwal announces compensation of Rs 5 lakh for families of victimsTribune News ServiceNew Delhi, July 13Three persons, including two women, died and 12 were rescued in a major fire that broke out today at a rubber factory in Delhi’s Jhilmil industrial area. The victims, who used to work as labourers in the factory, died of suffocation, said Atul Garg, chief fire officer. The bodies of the victims were recovered from inside the factory and sent to the nearby GTB Hospital, where they were declared dead by doctors. Twelve workers were working when the fire broke out and were rescued by the Delhi Police with the help of fire officials from inside the factory, the DCP said. Many inflammable goods, including plastic, rubber items, brass metals, cardboard, mainly household tools and equipment, were stocked in the factory, a fire department official said.

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