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Kejriwal visits Alipur fire tragedy site, announces compensation of Rs 10 lakh

The death toll in the fire incident in Delhi's Alipur rose to 11 on Friday. Meanwhile, Delhi CM will visit the site and assess the situation as well as meet those injured in the fire.

Reported By : Bhaskar Mishra Edited By : Hritika Mitra
New Delhi
Updated on: February 16, 2024 12:39 IST
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal
Image Source : ANI Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal visited Alipur, the site where a massive fire broke out on Thursday claiming the lives of 11 people, on Friday. CM Kejriwal is also expected to meet those injured in the incident at the Lok Nayak Hospital.

Announcing compensation for victims of the Alipur fire tragedy, Kejriwal said, "We will provide Rs 10 lakhs each to the families of the deceased, Rs 2 lakh each to the people with major injuries and Rs 20,000 each to the people with minor injuries." 

He further said, "It is being informed that the fire tenders were late, I will order an inquiry for the same. Actions will be taken against the factory owner for running the factory in a residential area."

Meanwhile, a case has been registered at Alipur Police Station after a fire broke out at a paint factory yesterday killing 11 people including a woman. "4 people have suffered injuries, including a police constable. Further investigation underway," said a Delhi Police official.

A search operation is underway to find those still missing. "A search operation is underway after a fire broke out at a Paint factory in Alipur yesterday, killing 11 people. As per the Director of Delhi Fire Services, Atul Garg, "2 more persons are likely trapped."

Initially, seven people died had been killed. The death toll increased to 11 on Friday. Meanwhile, four people have sustained injuries in the fire, that broke out in a paint factory located at Dayalpur Market in Alipur, a fire official said. 

Director of Delhi Fire Services, Atul Garg said that the search operation at the incident spot that went on throughout Thursday night will continue on Friday as two more persons are feared trapped inside the rubble. He said that there was also a blast inside the godown due to which the walls of the building collapsed trapping the labourers inside.

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