A minimum of 16 deaths have been confirmed in a large fireplace that broke out in three-storey constructing close to Delhi’s Mundka metro station on Friday, information company ANI reported. About ten individuals had been injured and have been shifted to a hospital. Rescue operations are nonetheless underway.
“Some individuals jumped off the constructing, they had been shifted to the hospital,” added Sunil Choudhary, Deputy Chief Hearth Officer, Delhi Hearth Service.
Round 60-70 individuals have been rescued from the constructing, the police mentioned, including some persons are nonetheless trapped inside. In keeping with fireplace division officers, data was acquired concerning the blaze at 4.40 pm following which 24 fireplace tenders had been rushed to the spot.
The hearth broke out in a constructing close to pillar quantity 544, Mundka metro station. The police reached the spot after receiving details about the blaze, broke the home windows of the constructing, rescued individuals and bought the injured admitted in a hospital, a senior police officer mentioned.
Preliminary enquiry has revealed that the three-storey business constructing was usually used for offering workplace house to corporations, Sharma mentioned. The hearth initiated from the primary flooring of the constructing which homes the workplace of a CCTV digital camera and router manufacturing firm, the DCP mentioned.
The proprietor of the corporate is in police custody. Hearth brigades current on the spot try to carry the state of affairs beneath management. Ambulance can also be accessible on the spot for offering rapid medical help to the victims, police mentioned.
(With company inputs)