27 killed in fire in building near Mundka metro station in Delhi

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At least 27 people were killed and 12 others were injured when a fire broke out in a four-storey commercial building located near Mundka metro station in the western area of ​​the national capital on Friday evening.

Police sources said the fire started from the first floor of the building where the office of the company manufacturing CCTV cameras and routers was located.

He said that more than 30 fire tenders were pressed into service to douse the fire.

The owners of the company – Harish Goyal and Varun Goel – have been taken into custody and the owner of the building has been identified as Manish Lakra, police said. It said that he lived on the topmost floor of the building and a case is being registered against him under sections of the Indian Penal Code.

Delhi Fire Service chief Atul Garg said no firefighters were injured in the operation. He told PTI that six fire engines are still at the spot and three-four people are feared trapped.

According to the police, the information about the fire was received at 4.45 pm after which more than 30 fire tenders were sent to the spot. The fire started near pillar number 544 of Mundka metro station.

During initial interrogation, the police came to know that office space was provided to the companies in the four-storey building. He said that there was a company’s office in the first floor and more than 50 of its employees were safely evacuated, while the bodies of 27 people have been recovered.

Some ambulances were also present at the spot to provide immediate medical care to the rescued people. A senior fire brigade official said the fire was brought under control at around 11 pm but the refrigeration operation is on.

President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi condoled the loss of lives due to the fire.

Kovind said that he was deeply saddened by the loss of lives due to the fire in the building. He expressed condolences to the families of the victims.

“I wish the injured a speedy recovery,” the President said.

Kovind tweeted, “Extremely saddened by the incident of fire in a building near Mundka Metro Station in Delhi. My condolences to the families of the victims. I wish the injured a speedy recovery.”

Modi tweeted, “Extremely saddened by the loss of lives in the massive fire incident in Delhi. My condolences to the bereaved families. I wish the injured a speedy recovery.

He said that from the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund, an amount of Rs.2 lakh each would be given to the dependents of those who lost their lives in this accident and Rs.50,000 each to the injured.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal condoled the accident and said that he is in constant touch with the authorities.

Union Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri has also expressed grief over the incident.

Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday expressed grief over the death of several people in the fire incident in Delhi and wished speedy recovery of those injured.

“Saddened by the loss of lives in the fire accident near Mundka in Delhi. Deepest condolences to the families of the victims and wish the injured a speedy recovery,” he tweeted.

Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said, “It is heartbreaking to hear about the Mundka fire accident. My deepest condolences to the families of the deceased. I pray to God that the injured get speedy recovery.”

Sad scenes were seen everywhere at the scene. Many people were seen jumping from the windows to save their lives, while many people were seen coming down from the building with the help of ropes.
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