A massive fire broke out at a warehouse stroring batteries in outer Delhi's Peeragadhi Area today. Two firefighters and a worker have been rescued. They suffered minor injuries, officials said.
The fire department received a call for help at 4:30 am, officials said, adding they initially sent seven fire engines to the factory.
At 9 am, an explosion suspected to be an overheated battery ripped through the rear of the building, bringing down the structure.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has said that he is closely monitoring the situation. "Very sad to hear this. I'm closely monitoring the situation. The fire personnel are trying their best. Praying for the safety of those trapped," Kejriwal said tweeted.
V sad to hear this. Am closely monitoring the situation. Fire personnel trying their best. Praying for the safety of those trapped https://t.co/sIQBPe98Zj— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) January 2, 2020