Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday condoled the loss of lives in fire at Delhi’s Anaj Mandi on Rani Jhansi Road.
“The fire in Delhi’s Anaj Mandi on Rani Jhansi Road is extremely horrific. My thoughts are with those who lost their loved ones. Wishing the injured a quick recovery. Authorities are providing all possible assistance at the site of the tragedy”, the Prime Minister said.
PM Modi announced ex-gratia of Rs. 2 lakh each for the next of kin of those who have lost their lives and Rs. 50,000 each for those seriously injured in the fire incident.
“PM @narendramodi announced an ex-gratia of Rs. 2 lakh each from PMNRF for the next of kin of those who have lost their lives due to the tragic fire in Delhi. PM has also approved Rs. 50,000 each for those seriously injured in the fire,” PMO tweeted.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah also condoled the loss of lives in a massive fire incident and directed officials concerned to provide immediate assistance to those affected.
“Tragic loss of precious lives in the fire accident in New Delhi. My deepest condolences with families of those who have lost their loved ones. I pray for the early recovery of the injured. Have instructed concerned authorities to provide all possible assistance on urgent basis,” Shah tweeted.
A fire swept through a factory in Delhi’s Anaj Mandi area today morning, leaving 43 labourers dead and several others injured.
Over 50 people were inside the factory operating from a residential area when the blaze broke out, sources said.