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At least 3 killed in massive fire inside rubber factory in New Delhi

NEW DELHI, July 13 (Xinhua) — At least three people were killed and a few others injured on Saturday after a massive fire broke out inside a rubber factory in Indian capital city of New Delhi, police said.

The fire broke out at a factory in Shahdara’s Jhilmil industrial area, located in the northeastern part of the city.

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“Two women and a man were killed in the fire,” a police official told Xinhua.

According to the fire officials, the fire broke out at around 9:00 a.m. local time at the factory manufacturing plastic and rubber sanitary items.

Authorities rushed around two dozen fire tenders to the spot to contain the blaze.

“We received the information about the fire at around 9:25 a.m. (local time),” a fire department official said. “The firefighting operation is underway in the building consisting of a ground floor and three upper floors.”

Chances of fire in Indian factories and buildings are often high as owners usually ignore safety standards vis-a-vis fire.

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