Four workers including teanager die in Delhi factory fire

Apr 09, 2018, 21:42 IST | PTI

The four, who included a teenager, was among workers who stayed on the factory premises.

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Four persons, hailing from Uttar Pradesh, were killed while asleep in a fire that broke out at a four-storeyed factory early on Monday in west Delhi, police said.

The four, who included a teenager, was among workers who stayed on the factory premises.

Police said that prima facie, the fire started due to an electrical short circuit around 6.30 a.m. at the Raja Park factory in Sultanpuri, which made shoe and sandal uppers.

Nine fire tenders doused the fire by 9.50 a.m., a fire officer added.

Area residents told IANS that they rescued around 15-20 workers from the first and second floors of the building, but had no knowledge about the four who were trapped on the ground floor.

Reji Mohammad, 19, Shaan Mohammad, 19, Mehboob Variz, 18, and Aiyoob, 17, all hailing from Hardoi, died of suffocation and burn injuries.

A senior police officer said factory owner Viresh Gupta, 50, had a few documents from the municipal corporation to run the factory, located in a densely populated residential area.

"We are looking into whether these documents were enough to run the factory," he said but did not say whether the factory owner has been arrested.

The area also houses dozens of other factories, mainly making jeans and uppers of shoes and sandals.

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