3 killed, six injured as fire breaks out in food processing factory in Delhi’s Narela

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NEW DELHI: Three people were killed and six injured after a fire broke out in a food processing factory in North Delhi’s Narela Industrial Area early on Saturday morning, the Delhi police said.

The police said that the PCR call regarding the incident was received around 3.35 am and, on receiving the information, police personnel reached the Shayam Kripa Foods Pvt Ltd where the fire had broken out. There were nine people inside the factory when the incident occurred. They were immediately rushed to SHRC Hospital, Narela. Among the injured, three were declared dead at the hospital, said the police.

According to the police, the preliminary investigation revealed that while raw moong was being roasted on gas burners, and gas leaked on one of the pipelines. This caused the fire to spread which led to overheating of the compressor and resulted in a blast.

The deceased were identified as Shyam (24), Ram Singh (30) and Beerpa (42). The injured are Pushpender (26), Akash (19), Mohit Kumar (21), Ravi Kumar (19), Monu (25) and Lalu (32). A case has been registered under appropriate sections and the investigation has been taken up, the police said. (ANI)

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