Fire destroys office building in India, 26 dead
“A fire broke out in a four-storey office building in the capital New Delhi,” the New Delhi Fire Department confirmed, “at least 26 people were killed and 12 others were injured.”
About 20 fire engines have been deployed to the scene of the fire near the Mundka metro station in the western part of the Indian capital, according to radio. BBC.
Times Hindustan According to reports, there were more than 70 people in the building when the fire broke out. Police broke windows and used ropes to free people trapped.
The scene of a fire in a 4-storey office building in New Delhi. Trtworld’s photo.
“The death toll may increase as the fire continued to rage last night. Rescue operations are still taking place urgently at the scene” – newspaper Indian Express write.
Rescuers tried to reach the scene to get the victims out. Photo: AP
According to an unconfirmed report, Indian authorities have arrested a person believed to be involved in the aforementioned serious fire.
“Very saddened by the tragic fire at a building near Mundka Metro Station in New Delhi. My condolences to the families of the victims. I pray for the recovery of those injured. quickly,” Indian President Ram Nath Kovind wrote on Twitter.
The cause of the fire has not been disclosed, while Indian officials said an urgent investigation was underway.
The fire left at least 26 people dead and 12 others injured. Photo: BBC.
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