Delhi factory blaze kills fireman; explosion triggered collapse

According to Delhi Fire Services director Atul Garg, they received a call at 4.23 am about a fire at a four-storey building owned by inverter battery manufacturer Okaya. The structure houses a godown, a factory and the company office.

Around 4 am Thursday, a call about a fire was received at a four-storey building in Outer Delhi’s Mundka. Seven fire tenders were initially pressed into service to douse the blaze and pull out two caretakers trapped inside. However, chaos broke out after a sudden explosion caused portions of the building to collapse and trapped 19 people — including a civilian and 18 firemen — under the debris. One of them, fire operator Amit Balyan (28), later died of injuries.

Source: Indian Express

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