Delhi government orders probe into Bawana warehouse fire, announces ex-gratia

Delhi government orders probe into Bawana warehouse fire, announces ex-gratia

January 20: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday expressed grief over the death of 17 people in a fire incident at Bawana Industrial Area in the outskirts of Delhi. As many as fifteen fire tenders rushed to the spot and brought the fire under control, rescue operations are still underway. "The cause of the fire is not yet known", Deputy Commissioner of Police Rajneesh Gupta said. The fire was of a make four category.

The authorities say at least two major fires are reported from the industrial zone every year.

AAP chief Kejriwal, who visited the site late tonight, said the truth will come out only after the inquiry, which has been ordered by the government.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said he was also keeping a close watch on rescue operations.

Delhi industries minister Satyendar Jain has ordered an enquiry into the case.

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"Saddened at the loss of 17 lives in the Bawana cracker factory fire".

Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed anguish at the death of people in the fire. Earlier, the police had said that Jain was running the unit in partnership with one Lalit Goel.

According to the official, there is a rubber factory on the second storey above the firecracker factory.

The industrial area spread over 2,100 acres recorded three fires on Saturday - the first around 4pm in Sector 3, the second in the firecracker unit in Sector 5, and the third in Sector 1 at 7.30pm. Ten women and seven men were killed, another fire official said, noting that a man and woman have been injured.

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