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27 killed in New Delhi fire

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Fire fighters dousing a fire in a four storied building in New Delhi, India on Friday.

INDIA: At least 27 people died and dozens more were injured in a massive fire in a building in the Indian capital New Delhi on Friday, emergency services said.

The large fire broke out at a four-storey commercial building in west Delhi in the late afternoon, but its cause was not immediately clear.

“Twenty-seven charred bodies were recovered from the building and almost two dozen injured are unde said.

“There was no fire exit and most of the people died due to asphyxiation,” he said, adding that more would be known after autopsies could be conducted.

The official said “almost two dozen” were injured and undergoing treatment, but earlier, deputy chief fire officer Sunil Choudhary told Agencies that the number of injured stood at “more than 25 people”.

Choudhary added that some had jumped from the burning building. Broadcaster NDTV, meanwhile, reported that more than 40 people had sustained burns and were hospitalised.


Monday, May 16, 2022 – 01:00

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