"Deeply anguished by the fire at a factory in Bawana", he wrote. As many as fifteen fire tenders rushed to the spot and brought the fire under control, rescue operations are still underway. According to a Delhi fire department officials, the fire started from a firecracker factory which has a rubber factory atop it on the second storey. Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal announced Rs 5 lakh to the next of kin of the dead and Rs 1 lakh to the injured.
Entire local BJP Unit led by district president Neel Daman Khatri and North Delhi Mayor Preety Agarwal were working to ensure relief for victims, Delhi BJP spokesperson Praveen Shankar Kapoor had earlier said.
Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain also visited the site and met the two survivors at the hospital.
"Learnt about a serious fire incident in a private factory at Bawana". Deputy Commissioner of Police (Rohini) Rajneesh Gupta said a person named Manoj Jain has been apprehended. Earlier, the police had said that Jain was running the unit in partnership with one Lalit Goel. "The fire had broken out from the basement of the factory and eventually spread to the ground floor and the upper floors", he was quoted by Indian Express. Fire officials say that they were trapped, due to the lack of an exit route. My thoughts are with the families of those who lost their lives. "After inquiry we will get to know the reason of the fire". Nine persons have reportedly died in the fire while several others are feared trapped inside. "May those who are injured recover quickly".