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In pictures: Fire at Anaj Mandi building in Delhi killed 43

Updated : 2019-12-09 13:53:23

Fire officials said they were able to douse a smoldering fire in a building at Anaj mandi in New Delhi on Monday. Fire officials said they received a distress call about the smoke coming from the building early Monday and firefighters rushed to the four-story building that housed illegal factories. A massive fire believed to have been caused by an electrical short circuit killed 43 people on Sunday. Firefighters had to fight Sunday's blaze from 100 meters (328 feet) away because it broke out in one of the area’s many alleyways, tangled in electrical wire and too narrow for vehicles to access. Here are the photos of the tragedy:

Anaj Mandi fire: A fire engine stands by the site of the fire in an alleyway, tangled in electrical wire and too narrow for vehicles to access, in New Delhi, Sunday, December 8. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
Anaj Mandi fire: A fire engine stands by the site of the fire in an alleyway, tangled in electrical wire and too narrow for vehicles to access, in New Delhi, Sunday, December 8. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
Anaj Mandi fire: A crowd gathers near the site of a fire in New Delhi. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
Anaj Mandi fire: A crowd gathers near the site of a fire in New Delhi. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
Anaj Mandi fire: Senior Police officials arrive near the site of the fire in New Delhi. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
Anaj Mandi fire: Senior Police officials arrive near the site of the fire in New Delhi. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
Anaj Mandi fire: A fire engine stands by the site of a fire in an alleyway, tangled in electrical wire and too narrow for vehicles to access, in New Delhi. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
Anaj Mandi fire: A fire engine stands by the site of a fire in an alleyway, tangled in electrical wire and too narrow for vehicles to access, in New Delhi. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
Anaj Mandi fire: Indian Minister for Housing and Urban Development Hardeep Singh Puri, center, arrives at the site of a fire in an alleyway in New Delhi. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
Anaj Mandi fire: Indian Minister for Housing and Urban Development Hardeep Singh Puri, center, arrives at the site of a fire in an alleyway in New Delhi. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
Anaj Mandi fire: Charred goods are seen inside a factory that caught fire in New Delhi. Firefighters fought the blaze from 100 meters (yards) away because it broke out in one of the area's many alleyways, tangled in electrical wire and too narrow for vehicles to access, authorities at the scene said. (AP Photo/Dinesh Joshi)
Anaj Mandi fire: Charred goods are seen inside a factory that caught fire in New Delhi. Firefighters fought the blaze from 100 meters (yards) away because it broke out in one of the area's many alleyways, tangled in electrical wire and too narrow for vehicles to access, authorities at the scene said. (AP Photo/Dinesh Joshi)
Anaj Mandi fire: Fire officers gather outside a factory that caught fire in an alleyway in New Delhi. (AP Photo/Dinesh Joshi)
Anaj Mandi fire: Fire officers gather outside a factory that caught fire in an alleyway in New Delhi. (AP Photo/Dinesh Joshi)
Anaj Mandi fire: Men look at photographs, taken by police on mobile phones for identification purpose, to identify bodies of their relatives outside a mortuary in New Delhi. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
Anaj Mandi fire: Men look at photographs, taken by police on mobile phones for identification purpose, to identify bodies of their relatives outside a mortuary in New Delhi. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
Anaj Mandi fire: Mohammad Zakir, center, who lost his brother in a fire cries as he waits for the body outside a mortuary in New Delhi. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
Anaj Mandi fire: Mohammad Zakir, center, who lost his brother in a fire cries as he waits for the body outside a mortuary in New Delhi. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
Anaj Mandi fire: Mehaboob Alam, center with white beard, waits outside a mortuary to identify and collect the bodies of two nephews who died in a fire in New Delhi. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
Anaj Mandi fire: Mehaboob Alam, center with white beard, waits outside a mortuary to identify and collect the bodies of two nephews who died in a fire in New Delhi. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
Anaj Mandi fire: The walls of a building stand blackened after it caught fire in New Delhi. (AP Photo/Dinesh Joshi)
Anaj Mandi fire: The walls of a building stand blackened after it caught fire in New Delhi. (AP Photo/Dinesh Joshi)
Anaj Mandi fire: A woman looks out from the balcony of her house near a building which caught fire on Sunday. The victims of a devastating factory fire in central New Delhi early Sunday, in which dozens of people died, lived in a dense neighbourhood packed with thousands of poor migrant workers from different Indian states forced to live and work in buildings without proper ventilation and prone to fire. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
Anaj Mandi fire: A woman looks out from the balcony of her house near a building which caught fire on Sunday. The victims of a devastating factory fire in central New Delhi early Sunday, in which dozens of people died, lived in a dense neighbourhood packed with thousands of poor migrant workers from different Indian states forced to live and work in buildings without proper ventilation and prone to fire. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
Anaj Mandi fire: Policemen and neighbours stand in front of an ill-fated building which caught fire on Sunday. Authorities say an electrical short circuit appears to have caused a devastating fire that killed dozens of people in a crowded market area in central New Delhi. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
Anaj Mandi fire: Policemen and neighbours stand in front of an ill-fated building which caught fire on Sunday. Authorities say an electrical short circuit appears to have caused a devastating fire that killed dozens of people in a crowded market area in central New Delhi. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
Anaj Mandi fire: An elderly Muslim man walks by an ill-fated building which caught fire on Sunday. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
Anaj Mandi fire: An elderly Muslim man walks by an ill-fated building which caught fire on Sunday. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
Anaj Mandi fire: Daily labourers wait outside a market which was the scene of a devastating fire Sunday. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
Anaj Mandi fire: Daily labourers wait outside a market which was the scene of a devastating fire Sunday. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
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