Delhi fire: Factory collapses during rescue operation, several feared trapped

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A major fire broke out at a warehouse storing batteries in outer Delhi’s Peeragarhi in the wee hours of Thursday. During the rescue operation a portion of the building collapsed which led several people including three firemen who had entered in the building to douse the flames, got trapped.

As per recent report, thirty-five fire engines are on the spot. Also a team of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) is at the site for the rescue operation.

According to the fire brigade, they have received a call around 04:23 am that a fire had broken out in a factory at Udyog Nagar in Peeragarhi. Initially they have sent seven fire engines to the factory.

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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted, “V sad to hear this. Am closely monitoring the situation. Fire personnel trying their best. Praying for the safety of those trapped.”