translated from Spanish: Impact in India: fire in a factory left 43 people dead

At least 43 people have been killed and more than 50 injured, most of them by smoke inhalation, in a fire on sunday at a factory in New Delhi, in the Anaj Mandi area.The deputy director of the Sunil Ch Fire Brigade udhary has confirmed to the Indian news agency ANI that the fire, the cause of which is currently unknown, has already been extinguished and that rescue operations continue.» A fire occurred in a building where school backpacks, bottles and other materials were kept,» said a police officer quoted by The Hindu newspaper. The building also served to house the factory workers, the same police said, who added that the owner of the building has been arrested. India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has lamented the event and called it «extremely horrific.» «My thoughts are with those who lost their loved ones,» he said, while endeavouring the wounded «a quick recovery.» «The authorities are providing all possible assistance at the site of the tragedy,» he said. For his part, Indian Interior Minister Amit Shah has given his «deepest condolences» to the families of «those who have lost their loved ones» in the fire. «I pray for the early recovery of the wounded,» he added.



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