Delhi factory fire, not yet under control

Delhi: A fire broke out at a plastic factory after which the building collapsed injuring four civilians and two firefighters on Tuesday in Delhi's Narela industrial area.

A fire call was received at 4.45 PM and 20 fire tenders were rushed to the spot. Later five more fire tenders were rushed to control the blaze that had started in the three-storeyed factory, a fire department official said.

During the operation, the top floor of the building collapsed and six people, including two fire department officers, were trapped under the debris, police said.

Four of the injured people have been evacuated and rushed to a hospital. Efforts were on to rescue two others trapped under the debris. The cooling operations are still going on, a senior police officer said.
The cause of the fire is suspected to be an electric short-circuit, he added.