Households of labourers who misplaced their lives in a Delhi manufacturing unit fireplace now face an extended anticipate the lifeless our bodies. The relations of 29 people who find themselves nonetheless lacking are wandering from the burnt manufacturing unit constructing to the hospital seeking their family members. Most of those that died within the horrific tragedy are girls employees.
At the very least 27 individuals have been killed and 12 have been injured within the fireplace at a four-storey industrial constructing in Delhi’s Mundka on Friday night.
At the very least 50 individuals have been rescued from the constructing and round 29 are nonetheless reported to be lacking, police mentioned, including that the continued search operation is more likely to be accomplished within the subsequent few hours. In the meantime, 11 of the 12 individuals who have been injured have been recognized, officers mentioned.
NDTV visited the accident web site and the hospital the place the injured have been taken. An inconsolable Sunita, who misplaced her daughter within the fireplace, mentioned she misplaced her husband on the similar hospital a 12 months again and now the daughter isn’t any extra.
Sunita has been weeping constantly since morning at Delhi’s Sanjay Gandhi Hospital for her 18-year-old daughter Sonam who labored within the manufacturing unit.
“Sonam was the eldest, the opposite three youngsters are youthful. She used to do packing work on the manufacturing unit,” she mentioned.
In the identical hospital, two brothers have misplaced their three daughters who have been caught within the fireplace. They’ve been ready for hours for the lifeless our bodies. Their daughters instructed them at 4 pm that they have been trapped within the manufacturing unit fireplace.
“They used to work within the manufacturing unit, one was 23 years outdated and the opposite 20 years outdated. They have been accumulating cash for his or her marriage ceremony,” Rakesh, one of many brothers, instructed NDTV.
In the meantime, 27 our bodies dropped at the hospital have been discovered so badly burnt that they’re past recognition. Identification has develop into a problem. The households of dozens of girls like Musarrat and Nisha who reached the hospital are shocked and troubled.
The Civil Protection group of the hospital has the names of 29 lacking individuals, of which 24 are girls. Delhi Police says that DNA exams shall be completed quickly.
“27 our bodies have come right here however the our bodies have been badly burnt. Households will first attempt to determine them with the issues they have been carrying, then forensic and DNA exams shall be completed,” Sumit Sharma, DCP, West Delhi, mentioned.
Many of the victims of the accident are poor girls who labored within the manufacturing unit to help their households.
There may be sorrow and anger among the many individuals ready for the lifeless our bodies of family members on this hospital. Along with the grief of shedding family members, there’s anger on the system that regardless of the frequent lack of lives in such accidents in industrial areas, the federal government hasn’t but arrange a system the place these poor labourers might earn a livelihood with out risking their lives.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal visited the location this morning and ordered a magisterial enquiry. He additionally introduced Rs 10 lakh as compensation to the households of the bereaved and harassed that “nobody shall be spared” within the investigation.
The homeowners of the corporate — Harish Goel and Varun Goel — have been arrested, police mentioned. Their father Amarnath Goel was amongst those that have been killed within the fireplace. The proprietor of the constructing, which didn’t have security clearance from the hearth division, has been recognized as Manish Lakra and he’s on the run, police mentioned.
Officers have confirmed to NDTV that there have been not less than 100 individuals current within the constructing on the time of the hearth — one of many largest fireplace tragedies in Delhi in latest instances.