26 killed in fire in Delhi suburb

Published May 14, 2022
A Delhi Fire Service vehicle near the site of a massive fire the day before in western Mundka area of New Delhi, India. — AFP
A Delhi Fire Service vehicle near the site of a massive fire the day before in western Mundka area of New Delhi, India. — AFP

NEW DELHI: Twenty-six people died on Friday in a fire that broke out in a four-storey building near a railway station in New Delhi’s western suburb.

Over 50 people were rescued.

Television footage showed smoke billowing out of the windows of the building, with firefighters helping those trapped in the upper floors to escape as hundreds watched.

Police broke windows of the building to help rescue those inside “and got the injured admitted in hospital”, a police statement said.

The fire broke out on the first floor of the building that houses the office of a surveillance camera manufacturing company.

The building, which rents out office space, is located near a railway station in western Delhi suburb Mundka and is 23 kilometres away from downtown Delhi.

“More than 30 fire tenders of fire brigade were pressed into service to control the fire,” police said.

Published in Dawn, May 14th, 2022

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