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Bawana fire: AIIMS, Safdarjung ready to provide assistance,

Bawana fire: AIIMS, Safdarjung ready to provide assistance,

Relatives of dead and injured victims from a plastic factory fire react inside a hospital at Bawana, on the outskirts of New Delhi, on January 20, 2018. Fire erupted on second floor of the godown.

As per Delhi Fire Services official, the rescue operation is underway and many have been evacuated from the building.

The official said the blaze, which started from a firecracker factory, has been brought under control.

"13 people died on the first floor, three on the ground and one in the basement", another fire services official said.

"Deeply saddened by the fire incident in Bawana".

North Delhi Mayor, Preeti Agrawal told ANI, "I received information about the incident on phone at around 9 pm & we immediately rushed to the spot".

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While the fire department said the blaze occurred at a firecracker storage unit, the DCP had said they are yet to confirm this.

"Police as well as fire brigade and ambulances were rushed to F-83 in Sector 5 of Bawana Industrial Area". The number of casualties is likely to rise further.

Meanwhile, the Delhi government has ordered an inquiry into the fire incident.

"Almost 5 hours have gone by after the accident and from local AAP MLA to the Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, none have yet reached out to victims for help", Kapoor said earlier. "Several casualties reported. Monitoring the situation.Ordered enquiry". "May those who are injured recover quickly", the Prime Minister's Office tweeted quoting Modi.

On December 28, at least 14 people, 11 of them young women in their twenties and thirties out, had lost their lives after a deadly fire ripped through two upscale restaurants in Mumbai.