One killed, six injured in fire at New Mustafabad, Delhi

One killed, six injured in fire at New Mustafabad, Delhi

New Delhi: A person died and six others suffered burn injuries after a fire broke out at a factory in northeast Delhi’s New Mustafabad area on Thursday.
According to Delhi Fire Service (DFS), it received a call regarding the fire at about 1218 hrs in the New Mustafabad area. Responding to the call, six fire tenders were rushed to the spot to douse the flames.
The deceased has been identified as Inderjeet Pandey (42), a resident of 5th Pusta Sonia Vihar in Delhi. The deceased was one of the workers in the factory. Six injured are Gulfam, Aamir, Bablu, Bilal, Shamim and Usnara, all residents of Mustafabad area.
The factory did not obtain a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the fire department, said a senior fire department officer.
The fire fighters found that seven persons were trapped inside the building that comprised of ground plus first floor. Immediately, they were rescued, but out of seven injured, one person was declared dead and one was in serious condition, said the DFS.
A woman, who sustained burn injuries, was in a serious condition, Delhi Police said.
According to the police, it surfaced that the factory, which manufactured bodies of coolers, was being run from the building.
Last week, a massive fire broke out at a building near Delhi’s Mundka Metro Station in which 27 people lost their lives, while over a dozen got injured. Three persons, including the owner of the building, were arrested in the case
This is the seventh fire incident in the city within seven days, just after the Mundka fire tragedy.
UNI

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