Fire breaks out in slum in Delhi's Sriniwaspuri area due to LPG leakage; 21 injured

Four persons sustained severe injuries after fire broke out in a slum area in southeast Delhi's Sriniwaspuri on Sunday.

PTI January 15, 2018 07:11:42 IST
Fire breaks out in slum in Delhi's Sriniwaspuri area due to LPG leakage; 21 injured

New Delhi: Four persons sustained severe injuries after fire broke out in a slum area in southeast Delhi's Sriniwaspuri on Sunday.

According to a Delhi Fire Services officer, a call was received at 7.05 pm about the incident. Four fire tenders were rushed to the spot and the fire was doused by 7.30 pm.

Fire breaks out in slum in Delhis Sriniwaspuri area due to LPG leakage 21 injured

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The blaze started due to LPG leakage, he said.

Leelawati (43), Keshanta (40), Kishan Kumar (40) and Sadhna (30) sustained severe injuries in the incident. While Leelawati sustained 55 per cent burns, the other three suffered 25 per cent burns, the fire department official said.

Seventeen others were also injured in the incident. All of them are undergoing treatment at Safdarjang Hospital, he added.

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A fire tender was dispatched immediately after information of the fire was shared to the police by the passer byes. The fire fighters controlled the fire in almost half an hour