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Six die, over a dozen hurt in Delhi fire

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New Delhi: At least six people, including four women, died and over a dozen were injured in a fire at a factory here Saturday evening, police said.

The fire broke out around 5.50 p.m. in a purse manufacturing factory in Ranjeet Nagar area.

"Seven fire tenders rushed to the spot and doused the blaze around 7.50 p.m. Over a dozen people were rescued from the factory and rushed to three different hospitals," said a fire service official.

"Six victims were declared dead while others are undergoing treatment. Some others have been discharged from hospitals," said a police officer.

All the victims were employees in the factory.

"The reason behind the fire is yet to be ascertained," said the officer.

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