Delhi Anaj Mandi fire HIGHLIGHTS: 43 killed in blaze, CM Kejriwal announces Rs 10 lakh ex-gratia

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Delhi fire Updates: At least 43 people were killed in a massive that broke out at a factory in North Delhi's Sadar Bazaar on Sunday morning.

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Delhi Anaj Mandi Fire HIGHLIGHTS: At least 43 people were killed in a massive fire that broke out at a factory in North Delhi’s Sadar Bazaar on Sunday morning, news agency ANI reported citing the Delhi Police. It said that 50 others have been rescued so far and efforts are underway to pull out those trapped inside the building. The Anaj Mandi is on the Rani Jhansi Road in the national capital. The incident took place around 5 AM. Fire officials said that they rushed to the sire as soon as they learned about the incident. A call about the fire was received at 5:22 AM following which 30 fire tenders were rushed to the spot. Many people trapped inside were rescued and rushed to RML Hospital and Hindu Rao Hospital. Sunil Choudhary, Deputy Chief Fire Officer, said that fire has been doused and officials are sanitizing the building. Atul Garg, Chief Fire Officer, said that more than 50 people have been rescued and majority of them were affected due to smoke.

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    14:52 (IST)08 Dec 2019
    Delhi fire: Harsh Vardhan says saddened at incident

    BJP MP from Chandni Chawk Harsh Vardhan: Extremely saddened at the fire incident that took place in my parliamentary constituency, earlier today. Constantly in touch with the local administration. Immediately returning to Delhi from Jhansi.

    14:10 (IST)08 Dec 2019
    Delhi Anaj Mandi fire: Rescue operations still underway

    Aditya Pratap Singh, Deputy Commandant of NDRF said that the rescue operation is still underway. "We are still searching the building," he said.

    14:07 (IST)08 Dec 2019
    Power meters intact, fire might have started in internal system of building: BSES

    Power distribution company BYPL claimed that the fire at a factory in Anaj Mandi here appeared to have started in some "internal system" of the building. A team of BSES Yamuna Power Limited (BYPL) rushed to the spot after getting information of fire and immediately discontinued the electricity supply, according to a discom spokesman. "It appears that the fire started in the internal system of the building," he said.

    13:48 (IST)08 Dec 2019
    Delhi fire: President expresses grief

    President Ram Nath Kovind has expressed grief over the tragic fire in a factory in Delhi's Rani Jhansi area in which 43 people lost their lives. "Extremely sad to hear the tragic news about fire in Delhi's Anaj Mandi. My thoughts and prayers are with affected families. Wishing for an early recovery to those injured. The local authorities are doing their best to rescue people and provide help," the President tweeted.

    13:27 (IST)08 Dec 2019
    Case transferred to Crime Branch

    MS Randhawa, PRO Delhi Police, sais, "43 people dead, injured admitted to LNJP & Lady Hardinge hospitals. Prima facie it appears short circuit caused fire. Plastic material at the spot caused a lot of smoke. Case transferred to Crime Branch, forensics team to arrive at the spot soon."

    13:26 (IST)08 Dec 2019
    CM Kejriwal visits LNJP hospital

    Delhi Chief Minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal meets the injured admitted at LNJP hospital.

    13:24 (IST)08 Dec 2019
    PM Modi announces Rs 2 lakh ex-gratia

    The Prime Minister's Office said that PM Modi has announced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakhs each from Prime Minister's National Relief Fund (PMNRF) for next of kin of those who have lost their lives due to tragic fire in Delhi. PM has also approved Rs 50,000 each for those seriously injured in the fire

    13:23 (IST)08 Dec 2019
    Someone has to take responsibility: Gautam Gambhir

    BJP MP Gautam Gambhir said, "I do not wish to indulge in politics but there must be an investigation into the incident. Someone has to take responsibility, it is a tragic incident."

    13:22 (IST)08 Dec 2019
    No culprit will be spared: CM Kejriwal

    Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that no culprit will be spared. "We have lost more than 40 innocent lives to the tragic fire. I've ordered a magisterial inquiry into its cause, no culprit will be spared. We can't bring back lost lives, but the Delhi government will provide Rs 10 lakh assistance to families that lost their loved ones and Rs 1 lakh to the injured," he said.

    13:15 (IST)08 Dec 2019
    Paper factory had no NOC

    The paper factory, where the fire broke out, did not have a no-objection certificate and was an old building in a congested area.

    12:30 (IST)08 Dec 2019
    Delhi fire Live updates: Owner of building absconding

    Delhi Police DCP North Monika Bhardwaj said Rehan, the owner of the building against whom a case has been registered under section 304 IPC, is currently absconding.

    12:29 (IST)08 Dec 2019
    Case filed against owner of building

    A case has been registered under section 304 (Punishment for culpable homicide not amounting to murder) of the Indian Penal Code against owner of the building.

    12:26 (IST)08 Dec 2019
    Manoj Tiwari announces Rs 5 lakh compensation

    BJP MP from North East Delhi, Manoj Tiwari visits Delhi fire incident site. He said, "It is a sad incident. As per initial information, fire broke out due to short circuit. BJP will provide financial assistance of Rs 5 lakh each to families of those who have lost their lives and Rs 25000 to injured."

    12:09 (IST)08 Dec 2019
    CM Kejriwal announces compensation of Rs 10 lakh for kin of deceased

    Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that the guilty will not be spared. "The families of the deceased will be given a compensation of Rs 10 lakh each. The injured will be provided free treatment and a compensation of Rs 1 lakh," he said.

    12:08 (IST)08 Dec 2019
    Delhi Anaj Mandi fire: Sonia Gandhi expresses deep shock

    Congress president Sonia Gandhi expressed her deepest condolences to the families of those killed in the fire at a factory here and urged authorities of the central and state governments to provide all assistance to victims and their kin. Gandhi expressed "deep shock and dismay" at the horrendous fire accident and asked Congress leaders and workers to assist the authorities in every manner possible.

    12:07 (IST)08 Dec 2019
    Rajnath Singh expresses grief

    Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said, "Deeply pained by the loss of many precious lives due to fire in Delhi. In this hour of grief, my thoughts are with the bereaved families. I also pray for the speedy recovery of the injured."

    12:05 (IST)08 Dec 2019
    Delhi Anaj Mandi fire Updates: Traffic department issues travel alert

    Issuing a traffic alert, the department said, "In the wake of the fire, it is advised to use the Rani Jhansi flyover to commute from St Stephen's to Jhandewalan. The road below is closed for now."

    11:28 (IST)08 Dec 2019
    Delhi fire: Kejriwal reaches incident site

    Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal arrives at the spot of fire incident on Rani Jhansi Road; 43 people have lost their lives in the incident.

    11:21 (IST)08 Dec 2019
    Anja Mandi for: Delhi government orders probe

    The Delhi government on Sunday ordered a probe into the fire incident in Anaj Mandi area here and sought a detailed report within seven days. Revenue Minister Kailash Gahlot directed district magistrate (central) to conduct an inquiry and submit a report within seven days.

    11:20 (IST)08 Dec 2019
    Delhi Anaj Mandi fire live: Over 200 labourers were sleeping inside factory

    More than 200 people were sleeping inside the paper factory when the fire broke out early on Sunday. The fire left 43 labourers dead and many others injured.

    11:03 (IST)08 Dec 2019
    Heart-wrenching, says Nirmala Sitharaman

    Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman tweeted, "Reports coming in of several lives lost in a fire at Anaj Mandi in Rani Jhansi Road of Delhi. Grievous and heart-wrenching."

    10:57 (IST)08 Dec 2019
    Delhi Anaj Mandi fire Live: Rahul Gandhi tweets

    Congress leader Rahul Gandhi tweeted, "Saddened at the news that a massive fire in the Anaj Mandi area of Delhi has claimed many lives and left several people injured. I extend my deepest condolences to the families of those killed and wish for the speedy recovery of those injured."

    10:56 (IST)08 Dec 2019
    BJP cancels prescheduled engagementsin Delhi

    Delhi BJP chief and MP from North-East Delhi has canceled all the programmes of party's planned later today in view of the tragedy that left 43 dead.

    10:48 (IST)08 Dec 2019
    Delhi fire Live: CM Kejriwal to visit incident site

    Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted that he is arriving at the incident site to take first hand stock of the situation. "Very tragic news. Rescue operations going on. Firemen doing their best. Injured are being taken to hospitals," he tweeted in the morning.

    10:46 (IST)08 Dec 2019
    Delhi Anaj Mandi fire: Shivraj Singh Chouhan expresses grief

    Former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan tweeted, "The news of the death of 32 people due to fire in the house near Anaj Mandi situated in Jhansi Road, Delhi is heartwarming. I pray to God to give peace to the departed souls and provide their families with the ability to bear this deep sorrow."

    10:46 (IST)08 Dec 2019
    Delhi fire Live Updates: NDRF team reaches site

    A team of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) arrives at the incident spot.

    10:27 (IST)08 Dec 2019
    Delhi Anan Mandi fire live: Amit Shah orders for assistance on urgent basis

    Home Minister Amit Shah tweeted that he has instructed concerned authorities to provide all possible assistance on urgent basis. "Tragic loss of precious lives in the fire accident in New Delhi. My deepest condolences with families of those who have lost their loves ones. I pray for the early recovery of the injured," he tweeted.

    10:25 (IST)08 Dec 2019
    Delhi Minister Imran Hussain visits site

    Delhi Minister Imran Hussain has reached the site. "It is a tragic incident. Investigation will be conducted and action will be taken against whoever is responsible for it," he said.

    10:24 (IST)08 Dec 2019
    Delhi fire updates: Extremely horrific, tweets PM Modi

    PM Narendra Modi has expressed grief over the tragedy. In a tweet, he prayed for the speedy recovery of the injured ones and assured all help to the people. "The fire in Delhi’s Anaj Mandi on Rani Jhansi Road is extremely horrific. My thoughts are with those who lost their loved ones. Wishing the injured a quick recovery. Authorities are providing all possible assistance at the site of the tragedy," he said in a tweet.

    10:22 (IST)08 Dec 2019
    Death toll mounts to 43

    The death toll has mounted to 43, news agency ANI reported citinf Delhi Police.  The incident took place at a factory in Anaj Mandi area on Rani Jhansi Road here on Sunday morning.

    10:21 (IST)08 Dec 2019
    Delhi fire Live Updates: 50 rescued so far

    ANI quoted Atul Garg, Chief Fire Officer, Delhi Fire service as saying that till now officials have rescued more than 50 people and most of them were affected due to smoke.

    10:16 (IST)08 Dec 2019
    Delhi Aanaj Mandi fire: Death toll mounts to 35

    Death toll in fire incident in Delhi's Anaj Mandi area climbs to 35, news agency PTI reported citing the Delhi Police. The incident took place at a factory in Anaj Mandi area on Rani Jhansi Road.

    10:15 (IST)08 Dec 2019
    Delhi fire: CM Kejriwal has expressed grief

    Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has expressed grief over the incident. He wrote on Twitter, “Very very tragic news. Rescue operations going on. Firemen doing their best. Injured are being taken to hospitals.”

    10:14 (IST)08 Dec 2019
    Delhi Sadar Bazar fire: Reson behind blaze not known

    The exact reason that caused the fire is yet not known. Officials said that priority is to pull out those trapped inside the house. However, it appears to have originated from electrical points being used for electrical equipment

    10:14 (IST)08 Dec 2019
    Delhi Anaj Mandi Fire

    Fire officials said that the congested lanes and narrow entrances are making it difficult to reach the site. Locals said that even before the personnel could reach, they had already started with the rescue operations.

    The Rani Jhansi Road is located in the Central Delhi. It is described as densely populated area. It houses both factories and residential buildings.
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