NEW DELHI: The National Museum of Natural History was destroyed after a fire broke out in the FICCI building that it is housed in, early on Tuesday morning.
Six firemen were seriously injured. They were taken to the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, where their condition is said to be stable.
The museum collection included a 160 million-yr-old fossil bone of a lizard-footed dinosaur that's called a sauropod. It also had stuffed animals made by renowned Mysore-based taxidermists Van Ingen & Van Ingen.
On Tuesday morning, environment minister Prakash Javadekar went to inspect the location.
"This is tragic, the Natural History Museum is a national treasure...the loss cannot be counted in rupees" he said. The museum had been in existence since June 5, 1978
THE CONGRESS INTELLECTUALS WILL SAY THAT THE FIRE BELONGS TO RSS.
massive collection of Indian history is burnt & you can only think of politicizing this!
Bhakts are truly shameless...
Yes. Rss want to change history
Part of history lost, irreparable loss.
IT IS REALLY SAD TO NOTE THIS. HOW DID THIS HAPPEN? HOW COME THIS BUILDING IS WITHOUT LATEST FIRE PROTECTION AND PREVENTIVE SYSTEMS OR EARLY WARNING SYSTEM. WE WOULD HAVE LOST VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION DUE TO THIS FIRE
India is centuries behind... no safety or control systems... not only this.. thousands of public buildings. God forbids if the Parliament catches fire.. what would would happened?
Were there any controversial files of UPA scams hidden there till now..?? Only the sycophants would know..!!
praying that six firemen will recover soon