At least 43 people were killed and many injured when a factory caught on fire in a four storey building in Rani Jhansi Road. The devastating event occured early Sunday morning which trapped many laborers inside the burning building.
The factory manufactured school bags. bottles and other materials and the fire spread rapidly. Reports suggest that the factory was a makeshift factory so it was not equipped with fire extinguishers. Due to this the resulting short circuit could not be controlled and the blaze spread.
Around 50 people were rescued from which several succumbd to their injuries.
It is expected that the death toll to climb.