Fire at a warehouse near New Delhi kills 17 people

January 21, 2018
Samaa Web Desk

NEW DELHI: Seventeen people died after a fire broke out at a warehouse in an industrial area on the outskirts of New Delhi on Sunday, a fire official said.

The blaze happened in a building used to store firecrackers, an official in Delhi’s fire service department said, adding that rescue operations were underway.

In December a fire swept through a rooftop restaurant in the Indian financial hub of Mumbai, killing at least 14 people, most of them women attending a birthday party.

Earlier in December, 12 people sleeping in the loft of a store in Mumbai died in a fire. - Reuters