New Delhi:  35 people died after a fire broke out in a factory at Anaj Mandi, Rani Jhansi Road on Sunday (December 8).

Soon after receiving the report, 30 fire tenders were rushed to the spot to douse the fire and to carry out rescue operations. Given the intensity of the fire, 10-12 more fire tenders had to be sent at the spot.

The cause of the fire is not known, but over 50 people were inside the factory when the fire broke out, police said. Thirty fire trucks are at the site and have taken the situation under control. The fire is suspected to have started in an area near the bag manufacturing unit of the factory.

Rescue operations are currently underway.

Former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan expressed his grief over the incident. "The news of the death of several people due to fire in the house near Anaj Mandi situated in Jhansi Road, Delhi, is heartbreaking. I pray to God to give peace to the departed souls and provide their families with the ability to bear this deep sorrow,"  Chauhan tweeted.