Fire at warehouse in India's capital kills 9, injures 3

NEW DELHI (AP) - A blaze at a warehouse in India's capital killed nine people and left at least three injured on Monday (Dec 23), a fire official said.

The fire broke out in the early hours of Monday at Kirari area of New Delhi and its cause was yet unknown, an official with the Delhi Fire Service said. It took about three hours to contain the fire.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorised to speak to the media.

The injured were admitted to the nearby Sanjay Gandhi Memorial Hospital, the official said. The blaze was the second major fire in New Delhi this month.

On Dec 8, a fire believed to be caused by an electrical short circuit engulfed a building in the city's Karol Bagh, killing at least 43 people.

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