New Delhi factory owner, manager nabbed after deadly fire

first_imgNEW DELHI – Police have arrested theowner and manager at a factory where 43 people perished in the Indian capital’sdeadliest fire in 20 years, a spokesman said on Monday. The blaze started early Sunday morningwhen over a hundred workers were sleeping in the four-story building located ina residential part of Delhi. An ambulance makes its way towards the site of a fire that swept through a factory where laborers were sleeping in New Delhi, India on Dec. 8. REUTERS/ADNAN ABIDI “We have arrested the owner and amanager of the factory where the fire broke out, and initiated an investigationwhich is going to be completed soon,” Mandeep Singh Randhawa, Delhi policespokesman, told Reuters. The factory, which made school bagsand toys according to Indian media, was packed with combustible materials likepaper, plastic and cardboard, causing it to burn for hours before being broughtunder control.(Reuters)last_img