A preliminary probe into the Peeragarhi factory fire has revealed major lapses. Fire department chief Atul Garg said the building stored highly inflammable material but did not have enough fire extinguishers. He said there were no proper channels for ventilation.
“There should have been multiple entry and exit points,” he said. He added that the fire department will also check if the building had proper NOCs.
Firefighter Amit Kumar Balyan was killed after the structure collapsed following an explosion. He had joined the Delhi Fire Service as a fire operator after successfully completing his basic training on June 10, 2019. He married in February 2019 and is survived by his wife, father, mother, one younger brother and two younger sisters.
The fire was reported in the early hours of Thursday. During the rescue operations, a blast occurred, causing the collapse of the factory building in which several people were trapped for hours.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal expressed his condolences on Twitter. Later in the day, he announced an ex gratia of Rs 1 crore to the family of Amit Baliyan.
Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal also condoled the death of the firefighter.Source: India Today