At least seven workers were dead and three others suffered severe burns in a fire at a candle factory today in Delhi's neighbouring city Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh.
Those injured in the accident have been admitted to different hospitals.
The fire broke out in the factory situated In Bakharva village of Modinagar in Ghaziabad around 3 pm, prompting immediate deployment of police and fire-fighters at the spot, police officials said.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has taken cognisance of the incident and instructed the District Magistrate and Senior Superintendent of Police to reach the spot and provide immediate relief to the injured in the incident, said a statement from the Chief Minister's Office.
The Chief Minister has also sought a report from the DM and the SSP by today evening, his office said.