17:59 GMT28 November 2020
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    Over the past few months, India has witnessed an unprecedented number of fires across the country. Since May, there have been more than 50 industrial accidents in India that killed at least 90 workers and injured more than 100.

    A massive fire broke out on Friday morning at a godown of Indian daily, Dainik Jagran, in Ghaziabad district of Uttar Pradesh state.

    The Hindi-language newspaper has the biggest circulation in India and is the 17th most read paper in the world.

    According to the chief fire officer of the district, Sunil Kumar Singh, the incident took place in Dasna area.

    "Around 15 fire engines are at the spot and firefighters are trying to douse the flames," the officer said, adding that there were no casualties or injuries as yet and the cause of fire couldn't be ascertained immediately. 

    Pictures from the scene of the blaze show thick plumes of smoke billowing into the sky from the Indian daily's godown area:


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