At least three people, including two women, were killed as a fire broke out in a hardware factory in Shahdara’s Jhilmil industrial area on Saturday. In the wake of the incident, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced a compensation of Rs 5 lakh to the families of the deceased.
Kejriwal visited the area accompanied by the industries minister after he had tweeted about the incident. “Shocked to know about three deaths in a factory fire in Jhilmil Industrial area. Fire Services personnel tried their best to bring the fire under control in hostile conditions. Am visiting the site wid Industries Minister (sic),” he had said.
According to the fire officials, the information about the blaze was received at 9.25 am and 31 fire tenders were rushed to the spot. The factory engulfed in the fire manufacture s plastic and rubber sanitary items.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (Shahdara) Meghna Yadav said that two women and a man died in the fire. Rescue operations are underway and the fire officials are trying to ascertain if more people are trapped in the building.