Delhi: Bodies of 2 firemen found, toll reaches 3 in factory fire

The firemen faced difficulty in carrying out the rescue operation since the front portion of the building was intact while its rear part had collapsed.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published:October 1, 2016 10:24 pm
narela fire, fire, narela factory file, Narela delhi, Delhi factory fire, fire in narela factory, rescue operation, narela rescue, delhi fire, fire in delhi, indian express news, india news, delhi, delhi news Even as 40 fire tenders fought the blaze, a boiler in the building exploded around 9.45 pm Wednesday, trapping four persons, including two firemen. After more than 15 hours of search operations involving various agencies, the body of a worker at the factory was brought out.

The bodies of two firemen were today pulled out from the debris of a plastic factory that collapsed after a fire in outer Delhi’s Narela area, taking the toll to three. The bodies of fireman Sunil and fire operator Manjeet were pulled out from the rubble during a rescue operation this afternoon, a fire department official said.

Public Works Department (PWD) Minister Satyendar Jain announced a compensation of Rs one crore each for the kin of the two firemen. The fire in the three-storey plastic factory, was reported on Wednesday evening and 35 fire tenders were rushed to put out the blaze. The fire led to the collapse of the building.

The firemen faced difficulty in carrying out the rescue operation since the front portion of the building was intact while its rear part had collapsed.

Read | Fire, boiler explosion in Narela factory

“The front portion of the building couldn’t be razed as the adjoining structures would have affected. We are determining whether any more people are buried under the rubble,” the official said.

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