Delhi Fire News: At least 43 people have died in the incident. (ANI)
At least 43 people have died at a fire incident that took place at Delhi's Rani Jhansi Road area. The fire was doused and rescue operation was on, senior fire official Sunil Choudhary told news agency ANI. Another fire department official said that more than 50 people were rescued and most of them were affected due to smoke.
Here are the updates fire incident in Delhi's Anaj Mandi Area
Delhi police arrest Rehan, the owner of the factory where fire broke out earlier today. 43 people were killed in the fire.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh condoles loss of lives
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has condoled the loss of lives in the incident. "Deeply pained by the loss of many precious lives due to fire in Delhi. In this hour of grief, my thoughts are with the bereaved families. I also pray for the speedy recovery of the injured," Mr Singh.
Gautam Gambhir on Delhi fire
"I do not wish to indulge in politics but there must be an investigation into the incident. Someone has to take responsibility, it is a tragic incident."
PM announces Rs 2 lakhs ex-gratia
PM Modi announced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakhs each from Prime Minister's National Relief Fund (PMNRF) for next of kin of those who have lost their lives due to tragic fire in Delhi. PM has also approved Rs 50,000 each for those seriously injured in the fire.
Building owner absconding: Police
Rehan, the owner of the building against whom a case has been registered under section 304 IPC, is currently absconding.
Case registered against building owner
Case registered under section 304 (Punishment for culpable homicide not amounting to murder) of the Indian Penal Code against owner of the building.
Arvind Kejriwal meets injured admitted at LNJP hospital
Chief Minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal met the injured admitted at LNJP hospital.
Rs 10 Lakh Ex-Gratia To Families: Arvind Kejriwal
"It is a very sad incident. I have ordered a magisterial inquiry into it. Compensation Rs 10 lakhs each to be given to families of those dead and Rs 1 lakh each to those injured. The expense of medical treatment of those injured to be borne by the government."
Arvind Kejriwal arrives at the spot
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal arrives at the spot of fire incident on Rani Jhansi Road.
BJP announces Rs 5 Lakh help for the victims
The Bharatiya Janata Party has announced a help of Rs 5 lakh to the victims' family who lost their lives in the incident. Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari, while speaking to media at the site of the incident, said that the party has decided to help the families of those who died with Rs 5 lakh and those who suffered injuries by Rs 25,000.
Sonia Gandhi's statement
Congress president Sonia Gandhi has expressed deep shock. Expressing her deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of over four dozen deceased in the tragic accident, Mrs Gandhi hoped that maximum lives will be saved and those injured are treated expeditiously, said a Congress press release. She urged upon the authorities of central and state governments to provide every assistance to victims and their families. Congress chief has also asked Congress leaders and workers to assist the authorities in every manner possible.
Manoj Tiwari, Anurag Thakur arrive at the spot
A number of politicians, including Union Minister Anurag Thakur, Union Minister Hardeep Puri and Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari have reached the spot.
Extremely sad to hear the tragic news about fire in Delhi's Anaz Mandi. My thoughts and prayers are with affected families. Wishing an early recovery to those injured. The local authorities are doing their best to rescue people and provide help.
Rahul Gandhi tweets
"I am saddened by the news of deaths in Delhi's Anaj Mandi. I offer my condolences to the family of the victims and pray for the speedy recovery of those injured."
Manoj Tiwari tweets
Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari has asked his partymen to reach the spot and help in the rescue operations.
"I am deeply sadenned by the loss of lives due to fire at Anaj Mandi road. I express my condolences to the familes of the victims. I am reaching there. I have asked party workers to reach there and help people."
NDRF Arrives At Spot
A team of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) arrives at the incident spot. 43 people have lost their lives in the fire incident.
PM Modi tweets
"The fire in Delhi's Anaj Mandi on Rani Jhansi Road is extremely horrific. My thoughts are with those who lost their loved ones. Wishing the injured a quick recovery. Authorities are providing all possible assistance at the site of the tragedy."
43 People Dead
The latest update says that the number of deaths have gone up to 43 from 35, as reported earlier.
Amit Shah tweets
"Tragic loss of precious lives in the fire accident in New Delhi. My deepest condolences with families of those who have lost their loved ones. I pray for the early recovery of the injured.
Have instructed concerned authorities to provide all possible assistance on urgent basis."
Cause Not Known, 30 Fire Trucks At Spot
30 Fire Trucks At The Spot
The cause of the fire is not known, officials said, adding that over 50 people were inside the factory when the fire broke out, they said. Thirty fire trucks are at the site and have taken the situation under control.
"Very Tragic", tweets Arvind Kejriwal
"V v tragic news. Rescue operations going on. Firemen doing their best. Injured are being taken to hospitals."
Atul Garg, Chief Fire Officer, Delhi Fire Service
"Till now we have rescued more than 50 people, most of them were affected due to smoke."