India: Fire in a commercial building in Delhi kills at least 27 people | World News


Dozens of people have been killed after a fire in a four-storey commercial building on the outskirts of India’s capital Delhi.

At least 27 people have been left dead after the fire in the building – containing mainly shops – in Mundkha, with 12 people suffering burns and 50 evacuated, according to The Press Trust of India.

Firefighters battled the blaze for almost five hours, with 27 fire engines in attendance.

Fire officials try to douse a fire in a four storied building, in New Delhi, India, Friday, May 13, 2022. A massive fire erupted in a four-storied building in the Indian capital on Friday, killing at least 19 people and leaving several injured, the fire control room said. Dozens of people have been rescued from the commercial building, mainly shops, in the Mundka area in the western part of New Delhi. (AP Photo/Dinesh Joshi)
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The building contained mainly shops. Pic AP

According to the fire control room, a search operation is continuing to look for anyone trapped in the rubble.

The cause of the fire is as yet unknown.

“Distressed by the tragic fire accident at a building near Mundka Metro Station in Delhi,” India’s President Ram Nath Kovid said on Twitter.

“My condolences to the bereaved families. I wish for the speedy recovery of the injured.”

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