On Friday night, a huge fire engulfed a four-storey building near Mundka metro station in West Delhi, takes the lives of many people. So far, 27 bodies have been discovered, and investigators fear the number will rise. According to officials, the entire floor of the building has yet to be searched. The fire has been extinguished and rescue efforts are currently underway.
More than 40 people were admitted to hospital after sustaining burns. According to officials, 60-70 individuals were evacuated from the structure. According to Sunil Chaudhary, Delhi’s deputy fire officer, “This was a circuit television interruption and office. We have been conducting searches since then. People said many were trapped inside.”
Fire breaks out in West Delhi, 27 die:
According to Deputy Commissioner of Police (Outer) Sameer Sharma, the fire first broke out on the first floor of the building, which houses the workplace of a CCTV camera and router manufacturing company. According to ANI, the fire brigade reported that they received the information at 16:40 after which 20 firefighters rushed to the scene.
Prime minister Narendra Modi expressed his condolences and tweeted: “Extremely saddened by the loss of lives due to a tragic fire in Delhi. My thoughts are with the grieving families. I wish the injured a speedy recovery.” PM office also tweeted that the families of those who lost their lives will each be given ₹ 2 lakh. On the other hand, the injured will receive ₹ 50 000 each.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi expresses condolences:
President Ram Nath Kovind ‘“Concerned about the tragic fire accident at a building near Mundka metro station in Delhi. My condolences to the grieving families. I wish for the speedy recovery of the injured.”
President Ram Nath Kovend’s office tweets: