At least 14 individuals died in a hearth close to Mundka metro station in Outer Delhi on Friday, Delhi Fire Services chief Atul Garg mentioned. He added that the toll might go up as the fireplace continued to rage until Friday evening and a rescue operation was nonetheless underway.
During the day, Delhi Fire Services had despatched 27 fireplace tenders to the spot. Garg had mentioned on the time: “It’s a massive fire. Cranes are being used to go up and douse the fire. There’s no information on the rescue operation so far. We are waiting for details.”
On Friday evening, Delhi Police DCP (Outer) Sameer Sharma mentioned: “It’s a tragic incident… 14 dead bodies confirmed.”
The constructing the place the fireplace broke out was an workplace advanced the place CCTVs had been manufactured, officers mentioned. The fireplace is more likely to have began from the primary flooring and unfold to the second and third, they mentioned.
Till Friday evening, efforts had been underway to douse the flames which might be seen raging from the higher flooring.