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Delhi Fire Highlights: FIR against factory owner, case shifted to crime branch

The fire broke out during the early hours on Sunday. 43 people were killed in the fire in Anaj Mandi.

By HT Correspondent | Updated: Dec 08, 2019 23:09 IST

At least 43 people were killed and dozens injured when a blaze swept through a cardboard factory in a building in the capital’s Rani Jhansi Road early Sunday morning. Rescue operations have come to an end.

01:59 PM IST

Nitish Kumar announces financial assistance of 2 lakhs each to the victims of Delhi fire incident who hail from Bihar

Chief Minister of Bihar Nitish Kumar has announced financial assistance of 2 lakhs each to the victims of Delhi Fire incident who hail from Bihar.

01:43 PM IST

It is a complete failure of power department: Bihar minister Sanjay Jha

Bihar Minister Sanjay Jha on Delhi Fire: This was bound to happen, you go and see the situation inside, there are live wires. Maximum people were from Purvanchal and Bihar, there were people from Madhubani and Darbhanga. It is a complete failure of power department.

01:14 PM IST

Someone has to take responsibility, it is a tragic incident: Gautam Gambhir

Gautam Gambhir, BJP MP on Delhi Fire incident: 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.

12:42 PM IST

PM Modi announces ex-gratia for Delhi fire incident

Prime Minister Narendra Modi 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.

12:32 PM IST

Owner of the building is absconding

Owner of the building against whom a case has been registered under section 304 IPC, is currently absconding, said police.

12:16 PM IST

Around 15 people are injured in the incident: Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal at LNJP Hospital, Delhi: One injured person has received more than 50% burns, 8 others admitted to hospital due to smoke inhalation. Around 15 people are injured in the incident.

12:10 PM IST

Prima facie it appears short circuit caused fire: PRO Delhi Police

MS Randhawa, PRO Delhi Police: 43 people dead, injured admitted to LNJP & Lady Hardinge hospitals. Prima facie it appears short circuit caused fire. Plastic material at the spot caused a lot of smoke. Case transferred to Crime Branch, forensics team to arrive at the spot soon, reports news agency ANI.

11:51 AM IST

Two firemen were also injured in the incident

Two firemen were also injured in the incident; one of them is in hospital.

11:49 AM IST

West Bengal CMMamata Banerjee condoles loss of lives in Delhi fire tragedy

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee condoles loss of lives in Delhi fire tragedy.

11:41 AM IST

Sonia Gandhi condoles loss of lives in Delhi fire incident

Sonia Gandhi condoles loss of lives in Delhi fire incident, urges authorities to provide all assistance

11:38 AM IST

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal orders magisterial inquiry into fire incident

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal: It is a very sad incident. I have ordered a magisterial inquiry into it. Compensation 10 lakhs each to be given to families of those dead and 1 lakh each to those injured. The expense of medical treatment of those injured to be borne by the government.

11:36 AM IST

Most deaths at Lok Nayak Hospital because of inhalation injuries and superficial burns

Most deaths at Lok Nayak Hospital because of inhalation injuries and superficial burns.

11:27 AM IST

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal reaches Delhi fire incident spot

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal reaches Delhi fire incident spot

11:03 AM IST

Extremely sad to hear about the tragic fire in Anaaj Mandi: Gautam Gambhir

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

11:01 AM IST

Fire in Delhi's Anaj Mandi is absolutely appaling and horrific: Capt. Amarinder Singh

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: Captain Amarinder Singh

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First published: Dec 08, 2019 09:42 IST

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