New Delhi, Dec. 8 -- Forty three people were killed on Sunday after a fire broke out in north Delhi's Anaj Mandi on Rani Jhansi road at 5:22 am.

Rescue and relief operations were underway.

The fire department said more than 30 units of fire tenders had been rushed to the spot, following a short circuit which caused the fire, claiming the lives of labourers who were asleep inside the factory.

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and Bharatiya Janata Party member of Parliament Manoj Tiwari visited the site of the fire.

"It's a sad incident. As per initial information, the fire broke out due to short circuit. BJP will provide financial assistance of Rs.5 lakh each to families of those who have lost their lives and Rs.25,000 to injured," ...