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Three Workers Killed, Six Injured in Fire at Narela Food Processing Unit in Delhi

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A tragic incident unfolded early this morning in the Narela Industrial Area of Delhi when a fire broke out at a food processing unit. According to the Delhi Police, three workers lost their lives, and six others sustained injuries in the incident.

The Incident Details in Narela

  • Location: The fire occurred at the Shayam Kripa Foods Private Limited factory, which processes dry moong dal.
  • Cause: Preliminary investigation suggests that a gas leak from one of the pipelines led to the fire. The gas was being supplied to burners used for roasting moong dal.
  • Fatalities: Three workers—Shyam (24), Ram Singh (30), and Beerpal (42)—were trapped inside the engulfed factory and declared dead.
  • Rescue Efforts: Nine people were rescued from the building and taken to SHRC Hospital in Narela for treatment.
  • Ongoing Operation: Fourteen fire tenders were deployed to control the blaze, and the dousing operation was still underway as of 8:30 a.m.

The fire broke out around 3:35 am at Shayam Kripa Foods Private Limited, a factory that processes dry moong dal (green gram). The blaze reportedly engulfed the entire facility, trapping some workers inside.

“A distress call was received at 3.35 am about the fire,” a Delhi Police officer said. “Fourteen fire tenders were pressed into service to douse the flames,” a Delhi Fire Service (DFS) official added.

Investigation and Legal Action

Authorities are registering a case under appropriate sections to investigate the incident further. The overheating of a compressor due to the fire resulted in a blast, exacerbating the situation4. The police have registered a case against the factory owners, Ankit Gupta and Vinay Gupta, and an investigation is underway.

This incident highlights the importance of proper safety measures in industrial facilities to prevent such tragedies.

Our thoughts go out to the victims’ families during this difficult time. The authorities are committed to ensuring a thorough investigation and holding accountable those responsible for this tragic event.

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