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Sultanpuri, Delhi: Blaze at shoe factory kills four young men

Sultanpuri, Delhi: Blaze at shoe factory kills four young men

A fire outbreak had caused the death of four labourers employed in a shoe factory of North West Delhi this Monday 9 April.  The fire broke early in the morning around 6.35 am at Raja Park factory in Sultanpuri. The blaze was so intense that nine fire engines were sent on the spot. The flames were doused only around 9.50 am, said a Delhi Fire service officer.

Out of the twelve labourers present in the factory, eight have been able to escape and survive. The remaining were trapped inside the factory and died out of asphyxia and burnt injuries. The victims were rushed to Sanjay Gandhi Hospital could only be declared dead. The deceased labourers were all aged between seventeen and twenty years old. They have been identified as Mohammed Razi, Mohammed Shamu, Mahbub Barish and Ayub.

A First Information Report had linked the fire outbreak to a short circuit.