NEW DELHI: Seventeen people were killed and 30 injured when a fire broke out in a two-storey cracker manufacturing unit in Delhi’s Bawana Industrial Area on Saturday evening. Some people including women are still reportedly trapped inside. The time rescue operations have begun in full swing. The fire sparked off from the ground floor where three people died while 13 died on the first floor and one in the basement. Some of the workers were able to save their lives by jumping off the terrace.

According to the Delhi Fire Services they received the emergency alert at around 6.20 pm and immediately 10 fire engines were rushed to the spot followed by another 10 later.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has said that the government is closely watching the rescue operations. The exact cause about the incident has not been ascertained yet. Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain has said the government has ordered an inquiry into the incident.

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