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Firefighter dies and 13 more injured after BURNING battery factory collapses in Delhi (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

Firefighter dies and 13 more injured after BURNING battery factory collapses in Delhi (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)
Firefighters have rushed to save colleagues who became trapped under rubble after an explosion partially destroyed a factory building in Delhi.

A 27-year-old firefighter died under the debris, authorities confirmed. The man had “fought bravely to save lives of many people,” Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal said. “I salute his bravery.”

A fire broke out at a battery factory in Delhi’s Peera Garhi district on Thursday morning. Firefighters responded to a distress call around 4:30am local time, with several brigades arriving at the scene.

A powerful blast then occurred inside the two-story building, partially bringing down the structure and trapping several people, including firefighters, under the rubble. More fire brigades along with heavy machinery had to be called in to clear the debris.

Overall, 13 firefighters and one civilian were injured, the Times of India reported, citing officials.

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