At least 43 workers have been killed in a massive blaze at a factory in New Delhi in the early hours of Sunday morning. The fire broke out in a four-storey building near Sadar Bazaar, the largest and busiest market in the Indian capital.
According to reports, more than 100 people were sleeping inside the complex at the actual outbreak of the fire around 05:00 local time on Sunday (23:30 GMT... Еще Saturday). The fire allegedly took almost three hours to extinguish as the firefighters had difficulties with accessing the site because of area’s many narrow alleyways with kilometres of electrical wire.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi called the fire «extremely horrific» on Twitter. «My thoughts are with those who lost their loved ones. Wishing the injured a quick recovery,» he wrote, adding «Authorities are providing all possible assistance at the site of the tragedy.»