Major fire in Delhi warehouse, 30 injured

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) At least 30 people, including a 10-year-old boy and two women, suffered burn injuries in a major fire broke out at a scrap warehouse here on Thursday, fire and police officials said.

The incident was reported around 2.21 p.m. from Budh Vihar Phase-1 area in north Delhi, said a Delhi Fire Service official, adding it took firefighters two and half hours to douse the blaze.

A police officer said that all the injured have been admitted in three different hospitals.

“No one reportedly died in the incident yet. Injured included the workers at the scrap godown, some onlookers and those attempting to douse the fire.”

The officer said the exact reason behind the incident is yet to be ascertained.

Asked if any cylinder exploded inside the godown which caused the huge fire, the officer said: “Some cooking gas cylinders have been recovered from the spot but none of them exploded. It is a matter of investigation if the fire spread because of the leakage of gas from any one of these cylinders.”

Some eyewitness said several explosions were seen at the site.

–IANS

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