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    Delhi Anaj Mandi fire : Police detain factory owner, register case

    December 08, 2019

    A fire broke out in Delhi’s Anaj Mandi on Sunday. (Express photo by Praveen Khanna)
    Delhi Anaj Mandi fire LIVE updates: The Delhi Police on Sunday evening detained Rehan, the paper factory owner, after forty-three people were killed in a massive fire that swept through the building at Anaj Mandi in Delhi’s Rani Jhansi road early in the day. At least 50 people have been rescued so far. The fire, which erupted due to a short-circuit, has been doused and rescue efforts are underway.

    Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced a compensation of Rs 10 lakh each for the kin of the deceased. The government has ordered a probe into the incident and sought a report within seven days.Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted, “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.”

    The incident came to light when the fire department received a call at 5.22 am following which 30 fire tenders rushed to the spot. Several people trapped inside were rescued and rushed to RML Hospital and Hindu Rao Hospital.
    Police detain factory owner
    Delhi Police detains Rehan, the owner of the building, from where the paper factory was operating. A case has been registered under section 304 of Indian Penal Code (IPC) against him.

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    08 DEC 2019

    ‘Real hero’: First to enter burning building in Anaj Mandi, Delhi fireman saves 11 lives
    A Delhi Fire Service employee is being hailed as a “real hero” for saving the lives of 11 people in Anaj Mandi area on Sunday. AAP minister Satyendar Jain said fireman Rajesh Shukla was the first to enter the paper factory which caught fire in the residential area. Jain lauded his bravery for saving the lives of several people despite suffering burn injuries. Read more

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    08 DEC 2019

    Anaj Mandi fire: Building filled with carbon monoxide, most fatalities due to suffocation
    The NDRF team that entered the building said it was filled with hazardous carbon monoxide. Most workers of the illegal manufacturing units that ran in the four-storey building died due to suffocation. "We found carbon monoxide (CO). After which we searched the area manually. The entire third and fourth floor of the building was engulfed with smoke. The content of CO was more," said Aditya Pratap Singh, deputy commander, NDRF. "There was a room, where most of the workers were sleeping, which had only a single space for ventilation. The maximum number of workers were shifted from the third floor. Due to the burning of the materials present in the building, CO was formed, which explains the reason for high CO content," he added. (PTI)

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    08 DEC 2019

    Anaj Mandi fire: BJP, Cong try to corner AAP govt
    Congress and BJP leaders on Sunday blamed the Arvind Kejriwal government for the fire accident at Anaj Mandi. Delhi BJP president Manoj Tiwari, who visited the spot along with Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri, said electricity wires were dangling in the area but no action was taken by government agencies despite repeated complaints. The Congress too blamed the AAP government and the BJP-led municipal corporations for the incident. "Kejriwal government is responsible for this. The MCDs come under the BJP. They are also equally responsible for it," Delhi Pradesh Congress Commitee President Shubhash Chopra said. Tiwari announced an ex gratia of Rs 5 lakh to the families of each victim and Rs 25,000 for treatment to the injured, on behalf of the BJP. The party also cancelled all its programmes on the day in view of the tragedy. (PTI)

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    08 DEC 2019

    Anaj Mandi fire: Sanjay Singh asks how did MCD allow the factory to run?
    Aam Aadmi Party MP Sanjay Singh question the Municipal Corporation of Delhi and asked why did it not shut the factory in Anaj Mandi when they knew it was operating illegaly and did not have a fire clearance.

     

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    AAP MP, Sanjay Singh: If a factory was operating illegally at a house, then, it was responsibility of Municipal Corporation of Delhi to shut it. How did MCD allow the factory to run? Delhi Fire Service has clarified that it didn't give a no objection certificate to the factory.

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    08 DEC 2019

    Building did not have fire clearance: DFS
    The four-storey building in Anaj Mandi area did not have a fire clearance, said the Delhi Fire Service. According to Delhi Fire Service Director Atul Garg, the building did not have a fire clearance and no fire safety equipment was found installed on the premises. (PTI)

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    08 DEC 2019

    Anaj Mandi fire: Union Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan says 'immediately returning from Jhansi'
    Union Minister and BJP MP from Chandni Chowk Dr Harsh Vardhan said that he is immediately returning to Delhi from Jhansi after a major fire broke out in his constituency and killed 43 people. "Extremely saddened at the fire incident that took place in my parliamentary constituency, earlier today. Constantly in touch with the local administration. Immediately returning to Delhi from Jhansi," he tweeted.

     

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    मैं झांसी से तुरंत दिल्ली वापस लौट रहा हूं।
    अनाजमंडी अग्निकांड दुर्घटना के दुखभरे संदर्भ में स्थानीय प्रशासन से निरंतर जानकारी ले रहा हूँ।घायलों के बेहतर उपचार के लिए सारे अस्पताल अधिकारियों को आवश्यक निर्देश हैं।
    भाजपा कार्यकर्ता यथासंभव प्रशासन की मदद कर रहे हैं।#Delhi #Fire

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    08 DEC 2019

    Anaj Mandi fire: Fireman saves 11 people trapped in building
    One of the first firemen to enter the blazing building in Anaj Mandi area, Delhi Fire Service personnel Rajesh Shukla saved 11 people from the inferno on Sunday. Shukla injured his legs in the rescue operation and is recuperating in LNJP Hospital. Delhi Home Minister Satyendra Jain met Shukla at the hospital. "Fireman Rajesh Shukla is a real hero. He was the first fireman to entered the fire spot and he saved around 11 lives. He did his job till the end despite of his bone injuries. Salute to this brave hero (sic)," Jain tweeted.

     

    Satyendar Jain

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    Fireman Rajesh Shukla is a real hero. He was the first fireman to entered the fire spot and he saved around 11 lives. He did his job till the end despite of his bone injuries. Salute to this brave hero.

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    08 DEC 2019

    Delhi Anaj Mandi fire: Nitish Kumar announces Rs 2 lakh compensation for Bihar families
    Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar announced a compensation of Rs 2 lakh for the families of the deceased hailing from the state.

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    08 DEC 2019

    Delhi Anaj Mandi fire: Rescue operations underway
    Aditya Pratap Singh, Deputy Commandant of NDRF ( National Disaster Response Force), told ANI: "The rescue operation is still underway. We are still searching the building."

     

    ANI

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    Aditya Pratap Singh, Deputy Commandant of NDRF ( National Disaster Response Force): Rescue operation is still underway, we are still searching the building. #DelhiFire

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    08 DEC 2019

    Delhi Anaj Mandi fire: Relative of a deceased labourer breaks down

    Relative of a deceased labourer in Delhi on Sunday. (Express photo/Gajendra Yadav)

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    08 DEC 2019

    Delhi Anaj Mandi fire: Gautam Gambhir demands probe
    '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,' Gautam Gambhir told ANI.

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    08 DEC 2019

    Delhi Anaj Mandi fire: Gautam Gambhir expresses grief over mishap
    East Delhi MP Gautam Gambhir tweeted, "Extremely sad to hear about the tragic fire in Anaaj Mandi. My thoughts and prayers are with affected families. I wish a speedy recovery to all those injured."

     

    Gautam Gambhir

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    Extremely sad to hear about the tragic fire in Anaaj Mandi. My thoughts and prayers are with affected families. I wish a speedy recovery to all those injured.

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    08 DEC 2019

    Here are major fire accidents that traumatised Delhi-NCR in past
    In August this year, scores of patients were evacuated after a fire broke out near the emergency ward at Delhi’s AIIMS. As many as 34 fire tenders were pressed into service. Six people, including three children, died when a major fire broke out in a residential building in South East Delhi’s Zakir Nagar. Let us take a look at other major fires in Delhi and the national capital region.

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    08 DEC 2019

    Delhi Anaj Mandi fire: Kejriwal meets injured persons at LNJP Hospital

    Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal meets the injured at LNJP Hospital.

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    08 DEC 2019

    Delhi Anaj Mandi fire: PM Modi announces Rs 2 lakh compensation for family of deceased.
    PM Modi has also announced a compensation of Rs 2 lakh each from PMNRF for the next of kin of those who have lost their lives. He also approved Rs 50,000 each for those seriously injured.

     

    PMO India

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    PM @narendramodi announced an ex-gratia of Rs. 2 lakh each from PMNRF for the next of kin of those who have lost their lives due to the tragic fire in Delhi.

    PM has also approved Rs. 50,000 each for those seriously injured in the fire.

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    12:39 (IST)
    08 DEC 2019

    Delhi Anaj Mandi fire: Factory owner absconding, case registered
    DCP (North) Monika Bhardwaj told reporters that a case under section 304 of the Indian Penal Code has been registered. The owner of the factory, Rehan, is absconding, she added.

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    08 DEC 2019

    Delhi Anaj Mandi fire: No culprit will be spared, says Kejriwal
    "We have lost more than 40 innocent lives to the tragic fire. I've ordered a magisterial inquiry into its cause, no culprit will be spared. We can't bring back lost lives, but the Delhi government will provide Rs 10 lakh assistance to families that lost their loved ones and Rs 1 lakh to the injured," Kejriwal said.

     

    Arvind Kejriwal

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    We have lost more than 40 innocent lives to the tragic fire. I've ordered a magisterial inquiry into its cause, no culprit will be spared

    We can't bring back lost lives, but Delhi govt will provide ₹10 L assistance to families that lost their loved ones & ₹1 L for the injured.

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    08 DEC 2019

    Delhi Anaj Mandi fire: Paper factory had no NOC
    The paper factory, where the fire broke out, did not have a no-objection certificate and was an old building in a congested area. Initially, four tenders were rushed to the site. Later, more than 30 tenders were pressed into service. As the area was congested, only one tender could enter the lane and pipes were joined to douse the fire, Delhi Fire Services' director Atul Garg said.

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    08 DEC 2019

    Sonia Gandhi expresses 'deep shock' on Delhi Anaj Mandi fire
    Congress president Sonia Gandhi expressed her deepest condolences to the families of those killed in the fire and urged authorities of the central and state governments to provide all assistance to victims and their kin. Gandhi expressed "deep shock and dismay" at the horrendous fire accident and asked Congress leaders and workers to assist the authorities in every manner possible.

     

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    Congress President Smt. Sonia Gandhi expresses her deepest condolences on the horrible fire accident in Delhi.

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    11:48 (IST)
    08 DEC 2019

    Delhi Anaj Mandi fire: BSES meters on ground floor intact
    According to BSES, the fire seems to have started in the internal system of the building and spread across the second and third floors of the building. The meters placed on the ground floor, however, were not damaged and are intact.

    11:26 (IST)
    08 DEC 2019

    Delhi Anaj Mandi fire: Kejriwal announces compensation of Rs 10 lakh for kin of deceased
    Addressing reporters on the site, Kejriwal said, "The guilty will not be spared. The families of the deceased will be given a compensation of Rs 10 lakh each. The injured will be provided free treatment and a compensation of Rs 1 lakh."

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    08 DEC 2019

    Delhi Anaj Mandi blaze: Saddened to hear about the devastating fire, says Mamata Banerjee
    "Saddened to hear about the devastating fire in Delhi. My heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of the deceased. I wish the injured a speedy recovery," West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee tweeted.

     

    Mamata Banerjee

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    Saddened to hear about the devastating fire in Delhi. My heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of the deceased. I wish the injured a speedy recovery

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    08 DEC 2019

    Delhi Anaj Mandi fire: Kejriwal govt orders probe, seeks report within 7 days
    The Delhi government has ordered a probe and sought a report within seven days, Revenue Minister Kailash Gahlot was quoted as saying by PTI.

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    08 DEC 2019

    Delhi Anaj Mandi fire: Appaling and horrific, says Amarinder Singh
    Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh tweeted, "The fire in Delhi's Anaj Mandi is absolutely appaling and horrific. My prayers are with family members who have lost their loved ones and I wish a speedy recovery to all injured. I express my gratitude to the brave team who is carrying out the rescue operation."

     

    Capt.Amarinder Singh

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    The fire in Delhi's Anaj Mandi is absolutely appaling and horrific. My prayers are with family members who have lost their loved ones and I wish a speedy recovery to all injured.

    I express my gratitude to the brave team who is carrying out the rescue operation.

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    08 DEC 2019

    Delhi Anaj Mandi fire: Rajnath Singh expresses grief over mishap
    Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said, "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."

     

    Rajnath Singh

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    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.

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    08 DEC 2019

    Delhi Anaj Mandi fire: Elderly man clueless about nephews' whereabouts
    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. According to him, many units were operating from the premises which was located in a congested area.

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    08 DEC 2019

    Delhi Anaj Mandi fire: Chaotic scenes as relatives rush to mishap site
    Chaotic scenes were witnessed at the site of the fire incident with relatives and locals rushing to the area. Distraught relatives tried to locate their family members at various hospitals where the injured and dead were taken. Manoj (23), a resident of Begusarai in Bihar, said his brother Naveen (18) was working in a handbag manufacturing unit operating from the premises. "I got a call from his friend informing that he has been injured in the incident. I have no clue which hospital he has been taken to," he said.

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    08 DEC 2019

    Watch: Massive fire erupts at paper factory in Anaj Mandi
    The massive fire broke out at Anaj Mandi in the national capital early on Sunday.

     

    The Indian Express

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    WATCH | #DelhiFire : At least 35 people were killed in a massive fire that broke out inside a factory at Anaj Mandi on Rani Jhansi road early on Sunday.

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    08 DEC 2019

    Delhi Anaj Mandi fire: Rahul Gandhi wishes speedy recovery to those injured
    Congress leader Rahul Gandhi tweeted, "Saddened at the news that a massive fire in the Anaj Mandi area of Delhi has claimed many lives and left several people injured. I extend my deepest condolences to the families of those killed and wish for the speedy recovery of those injured."

     

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    मृतकों के परिवार के प्रति मैं अपनी गहरी संवेदना व्यक्त करता हूं और घायलों के जल्द स्वस्थ होने की कामना करता हूं।#delhifire

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    08 DEC 2019

    Delhi Anaj Mandi fire: NDRF team arrives at spot
    A team of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has arrived at the spot.

     

    ANI

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    #Delhi: A team of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) arrives at the incident spot. 43 people have lost their lives in the fire incident. https://twitter.com/ANI/status/1203536348503654401

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    Death toll rises to 43 in #Delhi fire incident, according to police.

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    08 DEC 2019

    Delhi Anaj Mandi fire: Heart-wrenching, says Nirmala Sitharaman
    "Reports coming in of several lives lost in a fire at Anaj Mandi in Rani Jhansi Road of Delhi. Grievous and heart-wrenching," Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman tweeted.

     

    Nirmala Sitharaman

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    Reports coming in of several lives lost in a fire at Anaj Mandi in Rani Jhansi Road of Delhi. Grievous and heart-wrenching. #Fire #Delhi

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    08 DEC 2019

    Delhi Anaj Mandi fire: Have instructed authorities to provide help on urgent basis, says Amit Shah
    Union Home Minister Amit Shah tweeted, "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 an urgent basis."

     

    Amit Shah

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    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.

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    10:32 (IST)
    08 DEC 2019

    Delhi Anaj Mandi fire: Over 200 labourers were sleeping inside factory
    More than 200 people were sleeping inside the paper factory when the fire broke out early on Sunday.

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    08 DEC 2019

    Delhi Anaj Mandi fire: Kejriwal rushes to mishap site
    Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal also rushed to the site at Anaj Mandir. "Am reaching the site of the fire incident," he tweeted.

     

    Arvind Kejriwal

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    Am reaching the site of fire incident

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    10:16 (IST)
    08 DEC 2019

    Delhi Anaj Mandi fire: Extremely horrific, tweets PM Modi
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted, "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."

     

    Narendra Modi

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    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.

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    08 DEC 2019

    Delhi Anaj Mandi fire: Traffic department issues travel alert
    Issuing a traffic alert, the department said, "In the wake of the fire, it is advised to use the Rani Jhansi flyover to commute from St Stephen's to Jhandewalan. The road below is closed for now."

     

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    08 DEC 2019

    Delhi Anaj Mandi fire: Minister Imran Hussain assures action against guilty
    On the fire incident, Delhi minister Imran Hussain said, "It is a tragic incident. An investigation will be conducted and action will be taken against whoever is responsible for it."

     

    ANI

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    Delhi Minister Imran Hussain on #delhifire incident: It is a tragic incident. Investigation will be conducted and action will be taken against whoever is responsible for it.

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    08 DEC 2019

    Delhi Anaj Mandi fire: Shivraj Singh Chouhan expresses grief
    Former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan tweeted, "The news of the death of 32 people due to fire in the house near Anaj Mandi situated in Jhansi Road, Delhi is heartwarming. I pray to God to give peace to the departed souls and provide their families with the ability to bear this deep sorrow."

     

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