Early on Sunday morning, a cataclysmic fire broke out in the Anaj Mandi area of Delhi, with at least 43 people believed to have been killed.

The fire began on the second floor of a four-storeyed building in Anaj Mandi on Rani Jhansi Road around 5.22 am, news agency PTI reported. The building contained illegal manufacturing units, none of which had a no-objection certificate from the fire department, the report added.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that he has asked for a magisterial inquiry.