- According to the fire department, the fire started at 5:22 am
- 30 fire brigades present on the spot, rescue workers engaged in relief work
New Delhi: A fire broke out in Grain Mandi situated in Rani Jhansi Road area on Sunday morning. 43 people died in the accident. Delhi Fire Department Chief Officer Atul Garg said that till now we have evacuated more than 50 people. Most people are affected by smoke. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has ordered a probe into the fire incident.
A team of doctors is supervising the injured: According to the fire department, the fire broke out at 5:22 am. 30 fire engines were dispatched to the spot to extinguish the fire. At the same time, Kishore Kumar, Medical Superintendent of Loknayak Hospital, said that we have received 14 dead bodies so far, the team of doctors is constantly supervising the injured.
Deputy chief fire officer of the Delhi Fire Service Sunil Choudhary earlier told news agency that the fire has been doused.
Action will be taken against those responsible for the accident, tweets Amit Shah: Union Home Minister Amit Shah tweeted – Instructed all concerned departments to take necessary steps immediately.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said – Rescue work is going on. The injured have been rushed to the hospital.
Minister Imran Hussain said – This accident is unfortunate. It will be investigated. Action will be taken against those responsible.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi described the fire as horrific. “The fire in Delhi’s Anaj Mandi on Rani Jhansi Road is extremely horrific. My thoughts are with those who lost their loved ones. Wishing the injured a quick recovery. Authorities are providing all possible assistance at the site of the tragedy,” he tweeted.