43 killed as massive blaze sweeps through four-storey building in north Delhi
NEW DELHI: In one of the worst fire accidents in the city, 43 people were killed after a massive blaze ripped through a four-storey building housing illegal manufacturing units in north Delhi's Anaj Mandi area on Sunday morning, police and fire offi als said.
Most of the people working in the units were fast asleep when the fire broke out in the second floor of the building in the early hours and 30 fire tenders were pressed into service, fire offi als said. A preliminary probe suggested that short circuit triggered the blaze, they said.
Nearly 150 fire personnel carried out the rescue operation and pulled out 63 people from the building. While 43 labourers died, many others were injured including two fire personnel, fire offi als said. They said none of the units had a No-Objection Certificate (NOC) from the fire department and the congested area made rescue operations difficult. Firemen had to cut window grills to access the building.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh each for the next of kin of those who lost their lives in the fire. The prime minister also approved Rs 50,000 each for those seriously injured in the fire, his office said. The amount will be paid from the Prime Minister National Relief Fund, the PMO said in a tweet.
The Delhi go nment ordered a probe into the in dent and sought a detailed report within seven days. An ex-gratia of Rs 10 lakh each has been announced for the next of kin of those killed and Rs 1 lakh for those injured. North Delhi Mayor Avtar Singh said he has asked the municipal commissioner to form a team which will visit the site and probe the cause of fire. Police said they have registered a case ag inst the property owner. Chaotic scenes were witnessed at the site of the fire accident which was clogged with bystanders and po iticians arriving in convoys.
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Satya • 2 hours ago
Why can't the ₹10 lacs be paid from the sry of local Councillor,local MLA,local MP & Fire Department senior offi als?........why should the tax payers pay for the apathy of administration????
Suresh Kth • 2 hours ago
hope these OFFICIALS in Authority be SACKED en mass for such dereliction of DUTY and all such Compensation be recovered from their .
Rohit K • 1 hour ago
They always talk of increasing taxes why dont they cut parliament canteen subsidies sries of Ministers MPs MLAs MLCs.
Rohit K • 1 hour ago
canteen subsidy already gone
Raghu • 3 hours ago
not educated even after several such in dents.
Sunil • 3 hours ago
Population is the root cause of this type of crisis.
Sudhakar • 2 hours ago
Catch hold of factories inspector and health inspector first.
Parthasarathy TN • Chennai, India • 1 hour ago
Respect for the departed souls and condolences to the families.
sanjeeb kumar• 2 hours ago
Why we ourselves are not responsible for this situation.. Why po iticians are responsible for this.
Dheer Raju• 3 hours ago
Very sad and emotional precautions are important.
Nanksn • Planet earth • 1 hour ago
Usual story will be told..No valid licence, no clearance from Fire dept..etc..like in BMC.. This has become as common as rape..
Krishna • 2 hours ago
Modi. Bjp are the culprits.
Asok Datta • 2 hours ago
Another glaring example of gross administrative apathy and massive co ption - but they will this on some innocent scapegoat
Satish • 2 hours ago
Sad accident. All offer money to gain popularity. In fact money never reaches to victims.
Vijay Naidu • Location • 2 hours ago
Many old shop areas in Delhi area are prone for fire hazards. Examples: underground shop centre near connaught circle; the huge rcal shop area (near Chandini Chowk?)where the fire trucks can’t access the buildings because the streets were narrow and the people cant get out of the buildings in case of fire
Murari Das • 2 hours ago
It is said that the cost of life of a human being in India is only 2 lakh which is 3000 dollars. India is run by idiots and old people.
Aishvaraya Gupta• 2 hours ago
humans are abundant in India..that's why there is no value of human life here.. population control is the need of hour.. Indian geography cannot sustain a population above 50 crores
Nilendu Sarkar • Durgapur • 2 hours ago
everything is just got destroying by the po itics and the po iticians who just wanted to make money and that's why I didn't care about any people.