A fire broke out at a plastic factory in outer Delhi’s Narela industrial area on Wednesday evening after which the building collapsed injuring four civilians and two firefighters, police said. A fire call was received at 4.45 pm and 20 fire tenders were rushed to the spot, said a fire department official. It’s been 15 hours, and the factory is still ablaze.
While the operations are on, the top floor of the building has collapsed and six people, including two fire department officers, were trapped under the debris, police said.
Four of the injured people have been evacuated and rushed to a hospital. Efforts are on to rescue two others trapped under the debris, a senior police officer said.
The cooling operations are still going on, he added. The cause of the fire is suspected to be an electric short-circuit, police said.