Massive fire at Bhalswa landfill in Delhi

Bhalswa is the largest landfill in Delhi and gets about 2,700 tonnes of garbage per day. Photograph:( ANI )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Nov 11, 2017, 09.36 AM (IST)

A major fire broke out at the Bhalswa landfill site in Delhi during the wee hours of Saturday. 

The massive 40 acre-wide trash disposal is said to be the largest in Delhi which gets around 2,700 tonnes of garbage each day. 

The area was covered with toxic gases, due to the decomposing waste in large amount of garbage. This led to low visibility around Azadpur Mandi, reports said. 

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Reports say that the landfill had previously caught fire in 2016 which took several days before it was brought under control. 

The authorities said in 2006 that the landfill had reached its limit, but garbage is being dumped in the landfill to date.

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