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9 Jan, 2020 05:58

One dead as fire engulfs paper factory in New Delhi (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

One dead as fire engulfs paper factory in New Delhi (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

Dozens of firefighters have been scrambled to put out flames at a printing press in the Indian capital, where at least one person has been killed.

The fire broke out on Thursday night at a paper factory in New Delhi's industrial area, prompting the capital's fire service to deploy 33 engines to deal with the incident. As they fought the blaze, one worker was found dead inside the three-story building.

Footage and photos shared on social media showed plumes of thick smoke coming out of the factory.

The fire was extinguished by Thursday morning, officials said, and an investigation into the incident will now be launched.

It comes just a month after an inferno killed as many as 43 people at an illegal bag-and-paper factory near central Delhi. The victims were trapped inside, and narrow lanes made it difficult for rescuers to reach the burning facility on time.

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