Delhi CM Kejriwal visits building where fire killed 27: 10 points to know
Friday evening, fire broke out at a four storey building in Delhi’s Mundka killing 27 people with many reported missing. The authorities have said that rescue operation might take another 3-4 more hours. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today visited the site to take account of the whole situation.
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Here are the top 10 things you should know about the developing situation.
- Today Chief Minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal visited the site of fire in Mundka to take an account of the situation. He also expressed his agony over the big tragedy.
- The Delhi Police has said that out of 12 people injured and rescued in the fire, 11 have been identified. The Police further added that 50 people have been rescued from the fire and some are still reported missing. It was added that the operation might be completed in next 3-4 hours.
- The Deputy Delhi Commissioner of Police (outer) Sameer Sharma said that the fire had started from first floor of the building, housing office of a router manufacturing company.
- Cranes have been deployed by Delhi Fire Service to rescue the people still trapped in the building. As smoke spread to the entire building, many people jumped off from windows while many used ropes to save themselves.
- Owners of the router company Harish Goel and Varun Goel have been arrested by police. Owner of building Manish Lakra is on the run – he is to be arrested as the building did not have safety clearance from the fire department.
- When the fire broke out on first floor, a motivational event was being held on second floor. With many people attending the event, majority of deaths are reported to be on the second floor.
- Fire information was received by the fire department around 4:40 pm. Soon 24 fire tenders were rushed to the site.
- Fire department’s divisional officer added that because only one staircase was there in the building, many people could not escape.
- The tragic incident has been mourned by President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and many leaders.
- Prime Minister Modi has announced Rs 2 lakh each to the families of those who died in the fire. Furthermore, the injured will be given Rs 50,000 each, tweeted PMO.