Power meters intact, fire might have started in internal system of building: BSES

PTI New Delhi | Updated on December 08, 2019

Police officers cordon off the site of the fire that ripped through a multi-storey building on Rani Jhansi Road, in New Delhi on Sunday morning. - PTI   -  PTI

Power distribution company BYPL claimed that the fire at a factory in Anaj Mandi here appeared to have started in some “internal system” of the building.

A massive fire swept through the building having manufacturing units, in north Delhi’s Anaj Mandi area around 5.22 am, leaving at least 43 people, mostly labourers, dead, police said.

Thirty fire tenders rushed to the spot after the fire department received information about the incident.

A team from BSES Yamuna Power Ltd (BYPL) rushed to the spot after getting information of the fire and immediately discontinued the electricity supply, according to a discom spokesman.

“It appears that the fire started in the internal system of the building,” he said.

The fire occurred on the second and third floors of the factory building operating from the residential area.

The electricity meters of the building were placed on the ground floor and were found to be intact, the spokesman added.

Published on December 08, 2019

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