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इंडियन आवाज़     09 Aug 2020 11:30:46      انڈین آواز

Delhi fire: Kejriwal announces relief of Rs 10 lakh, orders probe

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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal who visited the incident site to get a first-hand report of the situation and announced an ex-gratia relief of Rs 10 lakh for the families of those who were killed in the tragic incident and a compensation of Rs 1 lakh for those who were injured.

The Delhi government also ordered a magisterial probe into the factory fire at Anaj Mandi in Rani Jhansi Road that killed at least 43 people Sunday morning. The Aam Aadmi Party-led Delhi government has sought a detailed report within seven days.

Revenue Minister Kailash Gahlot directed district magistrate (central) to conduct an inquiry and submit a report within seven days.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal visited the incident site to get a first-hand report of the situation and announced an ex-gratia relief of Rs 10 lakh for the families of those who were killed in the tragic incident and a compensation of Rs 1 lakh for those who were injured.

A massive fire swept through a factory in Anaj Mandi area of north Delhi on Sunday morning, leaving 43 labourers dead and many others injured, police said.

A total of 59 people were inside the factory operating from a residential area when the blaze broke out.

The fire was reported at 5:22 am following which 30 fire tenders were rushed to the spot.

As per preliminary reports, a short circuit is said to be the cause behind the fire.

Several leaders including Prime Ministe Narendra Modi, Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, President Ram Nath Kovind expressed their condolences to the families of those who were killed in the fire incident.

According to an unidentified elderly man whose three nephews were working in the factory, “At least 12-15 machines were installed in the unit. I have no idea about the factory owner.

“My nephews Mohammed Imran and Ikramuddin were inside the factory. I don’t know their whereabouts,” the man said.

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