Building was built illegally, Police arrested Owner Rehaan and filed case under section 304

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#Breaking : Police has detained Rehan, the owner of the building where a fire broke out earlier today, claiming lives of 43 people. A case has been registered under section 304 of Indian Penal Code against him.

Over 30 fire engines were pressed into service to douse the fire.

A call about the fire was received at 5:22 AM following which 30 fire engines were rushed to the spot. Twenty people trapped inside were rescued and rushed to Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital and Hindu Rao Hospital, news agency reported quoting a fire official.

Firoz Khan, who is among the survivors from the blaze which killed 43 people, said he was sleeping near the door and managed to escape along with few others after alerting others about the fire. He worked at a cap manufacturing unit on the third floor.

Recalling his ordeal, Firoz Khan said, “When I woke up, I saw flames in the room in which we were sleeping. The door was about six metres away from me. I alerted the other workers sleeping near me and four or five of us rushed out through the door.”

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