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40 killed in India factory fire

40 killed in India factory fire

More than 40 people have been killed in a large fire at a factory in the Indian capital, Delhi, officials said.

The blaze broke out at the six-storey building in the city’s congested old quarter in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Dozens of workers were sleeping inside the factory, which manufactures bags, the rescue services said, adding there are fears the death toll will rise further.

Home Minister Amit Shah called it a “tragic loss of precious lives.”

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the fire was horrific and that authorities were “providing all possible assistance at the site of the tragedy.”

Delhi’s firefighters received the first call about the fire at 05:22 local time on Sunday (23:52 GMT Saturday).

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