A blast during the rescue operations caused the factory building to collapse where several people, including fire brigade personnel, are feared trapped
A fire broke out at a factory in Delhi's Peeragarhi early Thursday. At least 35 fire tenders have been rushed to the spot.
A call was received around 4 .23 am about a fire in a factory at Udyog Nagar, Peeragarhi, and accordingly seven fire tenders were sent for rescue operations, said Atul Garg, Director, Delhi Fire Service. However, later due to a blast the building collapsed and several people, including fire brigade personnel, were trapped. Rescue operations are underway, he added.
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal expressed concern and said that he is monitoring the situation.
"V sad to hear this. Am closely monitoring the situation. Fire personnel trying their best. Praying for the safety of those trapped," he tweeted.