Fire at a warehouse near India's capital kills 17 people

Reuters News
Posted: Jan 20, 2018 12:35 PM

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Seventeen people died after a fire broke out at a warehouse in an industrial area on the outskirts of India's capital on Sunday, a fire official said.

The blaze happened in a building used to store firecrackers, an official in Delhi's fire service department said, adding that rescue operations were underway.

In December a fire swept through a rooftop restaurant in the Indian financial hub of Mumbai, killing at least 14 people, most of them women attending a birthday party.

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Earlier in December, 12 people sleeping in the loft of a store in Mumbai died in a fire.

(Reporting by Aditi Shah; Editing by Andrew Bolton)