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Labourer killed in fire in factory

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A labourer was killed and four sustained severe burn injuries in a fire that broke out in a factory producing motorcycle parts in Bawana area of North Delhi, Delhi Fire Service said today.

According to a fire service official, they received a call about the blaze at about 8:40 PM yesterday following which two fire tenders were rushed to the spot which doused the flames in an hour.

Mukesh (23), Harishchandra (22), Pankaj (35), Manveer (30), and Sonu (18) sustained burn injuries. They were taken to Maharishi Valmiki hospital where Mukesh was declared dead on arrival.

Hospital sources said Harishchandra had received 90 per cent burn injuries, Sonu 60 per cent, Pankaj 40 per cent and Manveer 20 per cent burn injuries.

The deceased and all those injured worked as labourers in the factory. The cause of fire is yet to be ascertained, the official said.

First Published: Sat, August 31 2013. 20:35 IST