President, PM condoles deaths in Delhi factory fire

Kovind Modi

New Delhi, Jan 21: President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed grief over the death of 17 people in a huge fire at a plastic warehouse in west Delhi’s Bawana area.

“Shocked to hear about the fire in a factory in Delhi. Condolences to bereaved families. Prayers with those who have been injured,” Kovind tweeted.

“Deeply anguished by the fire at a factory in Bawana. My thoughts are with the families of those who lost their lives. May those who are injured recover quickly,” Modi said in a tweet on Saturday.

As many as 17 people, including 10 women, were burnt alive or asphyxiated and 30 others were injured on Saturday in a massive fire at a plastic warehouse in Bawana.

Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain has ordered a probe into the incident.

“Learnt about a serious fire incident in a private factory at Bawana. Several casualties reported. Monitoring the situation. Ordered enquiry,” Jain said in a tweet.


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