A total of 26 people died in the fire.
REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, NEW DELHI – A fire broke out in a four-storey building near a train station in the western outskirts of India’s state of Delhi. Police said in a statement that around 26 people died in the incident on Friday (05/13/2022).
Television footage showed smoke billowing from the building’s windows. Firefighters helped those trapped above escape while hundreds of people looked on.
Police broke down the building’s windows to save residents and took the injured to the hospital. Police said up to 12 injured were being treated at local hospitals.
According to the police, the fire broke out on the first floor of the building that houses the offices of a surveillance camera manufacturer. The building, which rents office space, is located near the train station on the western outskirts of Delhi Mundka and around 23 kilometers from the state capital New Delhi.
More than 50 people have been rescued and firefighters are working to bring the blaze under control. Ambulances also remain on site.
“More than 30 fire engines were deployed to bring the fire under control,” police said.
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