Five of a family die in Delhi factory fire

Five of a family die in Delhi factory fire

Four children were among five people of a  family who died due to suffocation as a fire broke out at a small, paper-plate making unit early Monday morning here.

The fire broke out around 3.14 a.m. at the factory located in Begampur in west Delhi. Eight fire tenders were rushed to the spot and fire fighters managed to douse the flames by 6 a.m., said a fire brigade official.

"Five people died due to suffocation, as fire broke out in a factory that made paper plates," said a fire official.

The officials were yet to confirm what caused the fire.

Shravan Kumar (17), Niranjan (5), Nilesh (11), Nitin (26), and Shivam (15) died in the fire.
"All the victims belonged to Bihar. At the time of the incident, they were sleeping in the two-room factory," Deputy Commissioner of Police, Vikramjeet Singh told IANS.

Singh said that the factory was run by Pintu Shah, whose son Niranjan died in the incident.
The other victims are relatives of Shah, said the official.

"At the time of the incident, Pintu was at a rented accommodation situated a few metres away from his factory," added the official.

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