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Delhi constructing fireplace: At least 26 killed, a number of feared trapped; President Kovind, PM Modi specific condolences

The fireplace began on the primary flooring of the constructing which is the workplace of a CCTV digital camera and router manufacturing firm. The proprietor of the corporate is in police custody

A fireplace broke out in a industrial constructing in west Delhi on 13 May, 2022. PTI

At least 27 individuals have been killed as a large fireplace broke out in a four-storey industrial constructing, close to Mundka metro station in west Delhi on Friday night.

According to fireside division officers, info was acquired in regards to the blaze at 4.40 pm following which 24 fireplace tenders had been rushed to the spot.

Around 60-70 individuals have been rescued from the constructing, police mentioned.

Some individuals jumped off the constructing because the blaze intensified, officers mentioned. The third flooring of the constructing is but to be searched, Atul Garg, Delhi Fire Director mentioned.

The rescue operation is underway. Earlier within the day, on preliminary probe, it was discovered that it’s a industrial constructing usually used for offering workplace area for corporations, the police mentioned.

The fireplace began on the first flooring of the constructing which is the workplace of a CCTV digital camera and router manufacturing firm. The proprietor of the corporate is in police custody.

President Kovind, PM Modi specific condolences

Taking to Twitter, President Ram Nath Kovind expressed condolences to the households of the deceased.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi mentioned that he was “extremely saddened by the loss of lives due to the tragic fire.”

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal mentioned that he is deeply pained by the incident.

Congress chief Rahul Gandhi wished the injured a speedy restoration.

With inputs from companies

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