Another fire erupts in same Delhi building where 43 people died on Sunday

National Disaster Response Force carry out rescue operation at factory in Rani Jhansi Road where a major fire broke out, in New Delhi. Photo: PTI file

A day after a fire broke out in north Delhi’s Anaj Mandi area, another minor fire broke out in the same building on Monday (December 9) morning, Delhi Fire Service officials said.

Talking to ANI, Delhi Fire Service (DFS) chief Atul Garg said it was a small fire and controlled quickly after people sounded an early alarm.

According to the official, they received a call about the blaze at around 7.50 am after which four fire tenders were rushed to the scene. Some material stacked inside the building caught fire. However, the blaze was brought under control within 20 minutes, they said.

However, this incident has raised many questions regarding the safety of the building and how it was operated illegally as a factory. A massive fire in the same four-storey building comprising illegal factories killed 43 and injured 16 workers on Sunday.

(With inputs from agencies)