New Delhi: At least three people, including two women, were killed in a massive fire at a hardware factory in the national capital on Saturday, police said.
The fire broke out at the hardware factory in Shahdara's Jhilmil industrial area around 9 am, according to fire officials.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (Shahdara) Meghna Yadav said two women and a man died in the fire. The deceased were identified as Manju, Sangeeta and Shoaib, she added.
According to the fire officials, the information about the blaze was received at 9.25 am and 31 fire tenders were rushed to the spot.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal visited the site and announced Rs 5 lakh compensation to the families of the deceased in the fire at the factory.
Earlier in the day, the chief minister had tweeted that he, along with Industries minister would visit the site.
Shocked to know about three deaths in a factory fire in Jhilmil Industrial area. Fire Services personnel tried their best to bring the fire under control in hostile conditions. Am visiting the site wid Industries Minister— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) July 13, 2019
In January last year, 17 people — 10 women and seven men — were killed in a massive blaze at a firecracker storage unit in outer Delhi's Bawana Industrial Area.
(With inputs from PTI)