Three dead in fire at Delhi’s Jhilmil area

Fire personnel trying to douse the fire which broke out at one of the factory in Jhilmil Industrial area in New Delhi on Saturday.   | Photo Credit: R.V. Moorthy

Three persons, including two women, suffocated to death when a massive fire broke out in a factory in the city’s Jhilmil industrial area.

The victims have been identified as Shoaib Ali (19), Sangeeta Devi (46) and Manju Devi (50), all workers at the factory.

“The fire broke out around 9.15 a.m. Over 10 people were trapped inside, of whom three were found dead and the rest rescued,” Delhi Fire Services chief Atul Garg said.

Thirty fire tenders were pressed into service and the fire was doused by 2.45 p.m.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (Shahdara) Meghna Yadav said the factory co-owner, Naeem Ahmed, has been arrested.

“An FIR has been registered under Sections 304A and 285 of the IPC. The factory is owned by two brothers. The role of the other brother is being ascertained,” she said.

The East Delhi Municipal Corporation said it will conduct a detailed investigation into the incident.

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