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After blaze kills 43, a look at major fire incidents in Delhi

The major fire tragedy at a factory in Anaj Mandi in the national capital that claimed 43 lives has again highlighted the issue of fire safety norms as in the recent past Delhi has witnessed several fire incidents that have claimed a substantial number of lives and caused damages of millions.At least 43 people died in a massive fire that broke out at Anaj Mandi in Rani Jhansi Road following a short-circuit on Sunday morning, police said. Around 62 people were rescued by fire tenders from the factory that engulfed in a fire here.A major fire at a hotel in Karol Bagh that claimed 17 live sin February this year also raised the issue of violation of fire safety norms.Taking action against errant hotels over violation of fire safety norms after a massive fire in Karol Bagh, Delhi government had cancelled fire safety certificates of 27 hotels.Here is a list of some major fire incidents in the national capital region:November 17: One person died in a fire that broke in a shoe factory in ...

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