At least 26 people died this Friday due to a big fire in a building from the town of Mundka, located on the outskirts of New Delhiin the north of India reported police.
The head of the Fire Department, Atul Garg, warned that the death toll could rise as rescue operations continue.
Garg explained that it is a “massive fire” and that the rescue services are now trying to access the third floor of the building. “All the bodies are charred,” she lamented, according to ‘The Indian Express’.
The burned building is a complex in which They made security cameras according to the Indian authorities. The first reports suggest that the fire has been declared on the first floor, later spreading to the second and third floors.
For his part, the country’s prime minister, Narendra Modi, lamented the “tragic fire.” “My thoughts are with the grieving families. I wish the injured a speedy recovery, ”he said on his social media.
Distraught over the tragic fire in a building near Mundka metro station in Delhi. My condolences to the grieving families,” Indian President Ram Nath Kovind also said.
Along the same lines, the chief minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal, acknowledged feeling “impressed and hurt” by what happened and reported that he is “in constant contact” with the security forces.
“Our brave firefighters are doing everything they can to control the fire and save lives. God bless you”, said Kejriwal on his Twitter profile, where he has echoed the publication of a video that reflects the first moments of the fire. (EuropePress)
At least 20 people were killed in fire that broke out at a building near Mundka Metro Station in Outer Delhi on Friday, Delhi Fire Services chief Atul Garg said. “It’s a massive fire. So far, we have recovered 20 bodies from 1st and 2nd floor.
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#WATCH | Fire near Mundka metro station, Delhi: 1 woman dead in the fire. Rescue operation continues with about 15 fire tenders at the spot, as per DCP Sameer Sharma, Outer district pic.twitter.com/okHUjGE7cn
— ANI (@ANI) May 13, 2022