At least forty-three people died after a fire broke out at a factory in India’s capital New Delhi, the officials said.
The fire reportedly broke out at about in a multi-storey building housing a factory on Sunday morning (10:30 GMT on Saturday).
New Delhi’s north district deputy police commissioner said forty-three people were killed in the inferno with sixteen others nursing burns in city hospitals.
The laborers were reportedly sleeping in the building when the fire broke out.
The firefighters in at least twenty-five fire trucks responded to the incident and extinguished the fire that had been exacerbated by plastic packing pouches, bags and other such materials.
The authorities said the factory sits in a poorly lit building in the commercial hub of Sadar Bazar.
The cause of the fire is yet to be established.