Fire at factory, one injured

A 25-year-old man was injured in a major fire that broke out at cardboard factory at Mansarovar Park in north-west Delhi on Sunday morning, police said.

It took the firemen over two-and-a half hours to douse the flames which was reported at around 9 am from the factory run by Harish Jain at Ram Nagar.

“Around 12 fire tenders were pressed into service and the situation was brought under control by 11.45 am. We have found two liquefied petroleum gas cylinders from the building, but the exact cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained,” a fire official said.

The injured has been identified as Harish’s son Nitin. “He is presently undergoing treatment for burn injuries at Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital,” the official said. 

“Usually, over 50 labourers work in the factory. However, being a Sunday, only about 10 persons were inside when the fire broke out," the official said.

After preliminary investigations, a short circuit is suspected to be the reason behind the incident.

Another incident

A 20-year-old labourer suffered 98 per cent burn injuries while trying to extinguish a tar mixer fire at Vasant Viharin south Delhi, police said on Sunday.

The injured has been identified as Jagdish, who hails from Tikamgarh district in Madhya Pradesh. He is presently undergoing treatment at Safdarjung Hospital.

“Jagdish was working near IIT Delhi when the mishap took place at around 12.15 pm on Saturday. He was working without any proper gear which led to serious burns,” a police official said.

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