17 people die in India factory fireStaff Writer | January 21, 2018
At least 17 people died on Saturday in New Delhi when a fire broke out in an illegal firecracker storage unit.
Accident The Bawana industrial area
One person was injured while escaping the fire by jumping from the third floor of the unit, according to emergency personnel.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed sadness about the tragedy, tweeting he is "Deeply anguished by the fire at a factory in Bawana. My thoughts are with the families of those who lost their lives."
The fatal fire was the third fire incident in Bawana industrial area on Saturday but the other two, which happened in separate factories, did not result in casualties. ■