New Delhi: 43 people were choked and burned to death as one of the biggest fire incident in Delhi, that engulfed the congested and clogged lanes of Delhi-6, after originating at a small factory building in the Sadar Bazaar area.
Delhi Police officials continuously kept herding members of the public away from the scene to keep them and the rescue teams safe.
According to police sources, the owner of the factory, Rehan, had let out parts of his factory premises to the labourers working there, who lived, slept and ate there.
Rehan had allegedly let out living areas to four to five workers on each floor of his four-storied factory building.
Moreover, the lanes from where the factory building can be accessed is clogged up with houses falling on each other with unfettered unauthorised construction.