Delhi Home Minister Satyendar Jain revealed that the Mundka building that caught fire on Friday did not have NOC (No Objection Certificate) from the fire department. Specifically, a fire NOC is issued after verifying that a building is fire resistant or unlikely to observe fire-related accidents. Confirming this in an exclusive conversation with Republic TV in the early hours of Saturday, Jain said that so far 27 people have died in the fire. Meanwhile, divisional officer of fire brigade Satpal Bhardwaj told reporters that people could not come out of the premises as there was only one staircase.
Satyendar Jain told Republic TV, “It doesn’t look like the ground floor has been damaged, but everything above has been burnt.” “The fire department has told me that it does not have a fire NOC,” he said.
Earlier, the AAP leader told the media, “This is a very sad incident. The 4-storey building that caught fire was near the Delhi Metro station. The fire brigade got a call at 4.40 pm. Most of our vehicles had reached by 5 pm. A total of 30 fire tenders were pressed into action. They doused the fire. 27 people have died and all the bodies were found on the second floor.”
The AAP leader elaborated, “I just went upstairs. It is very hot and everything has burnt and turned to ashes. Therefore, I cannot confirm that no more dead bodies will be found. Everything light up when it cools down.” Will come in. All 4 floors have been searched.”
A major fire broke out in a 4-storey building in Mundka in the national capital on Friday, in which 27 people were killed and 12 others were injured. After getting information about this incident of fire near Mundka metro station, local police reached the spot and tried hard to rescue the trapped people. According to Delhi Police, the building was used commercially to provide office space to companies. The fire reportedly started on the first floor, which houses an office of CCTV cameras and a router manufacturing company.
27 killed in fire in building near Mundka metro station in Delhi
Around 50 employees of the said firm were rescued, reports indicate. Talking to the media, DCP Outer District Sameer Sharma said, “We will take the help of the forensic team to identify the bodies. An FIR has been registered. We have detained the company owners. There is a possibility that more bodies can be recovered.” The rescue operation is not over yet.”
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