27 Dead, 12 Injured In Mundka Fire Incident, Two Arrested

As many as 27 people have been killed and 12 were injured in a massive fire that broke out in a building near the Mundka metro station on the Green Line in west Delhi on Friday evening.

Meanwhile, The owners of the company — Harish Goel and Varun Goel — have been arrested.

President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed their grief over the tragedy. “Distressed by the tragic fire accident at a building near Mundka Metro Station in Delhi. My condolences to the bereaved families. I wish for speedy recovery of the injured,” he said.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced an ex gratia of 2 lakh from the Pradhan Mantri National Relief Fund (PMNRF) to the next of kin of those who died in the fire. Additionally, the PM’s office announced, the injured will be given a 50,000 aid.

“Extremely saddened by the loss of lives due to a tragic fire in Delhi. My thoughts are with the bereaved families. I wish the injured a speedy recovery,” Modi wrote on Twitter.

The fire broke out in a building near pillar number 544, Mundka metro station, the officials said, adding the process of dousing the flames is underway.

The Delhi Police on preliminary inquiry found it to be a three-storey commercial building generally used for providing office space for the companies.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (Outer), Sameer Sharma, said the preliminary investigation has revealed that the three-storey commercial building was generally used for providing office space to companies.

According to Delhi Police, some persons are still trapped inside the three-storey commercial building.

“The fire initiated from the first floor of the building, which is an office of a CCTV cameras and router manufacturing company,” the Delhi Police said.

The Delhi Police also informed the owner of the company is in police custody.

The Delhi Police further said there are a total of nine fire brigades present at the spot and are trying to control the situation, adding ambulance facility is also available at the spot for providing immediate medical assistance to the victim.

(With ANI Inputs)


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