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Delhi: Death toll rises to 43 in Anaj Mandi fire

The death toll in Anaj Mandi fire at Rani Jhansi Road has risen to 43.Around 62 people were taken out from the building that caught fire in the wee hours on Sunday of which 43 have been declared dead.34 have been confirmed dead in Lok Nayak Hospital, and 9 in Lady Hardinge Hospital.Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal expressed grief over the death of 43 people, who lost their lives in a major fire that broke out in Anaj Mandi at Rani Jhansi Road here.Taking to Twitter, Kejriwal called the incident a very very tragic news and said that firemen were doing their best. V v tragic news. Rescue operations going on. Firemen doing their best. Injured are being taken to hospitals, he tweeted.Around 15 people were initially rushed to the hospital after a fire broke out at a factory in Anaj Mandi.Soon after receiving the report, 15 fire tenders were rushed to the spot to douse the fire and to carry out rescue operations. Given the intensity of the fire, 10-12 more fire tenders had to be sent


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