New Delhi: Six people were killed while 11 sustained injuries after a fire broke out in a multi-storey building in Zakir Nagar on early Tuesday morning.
Doctor Mala, Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Holy Family Hospital: 5 patients are in the intensive care unit (ICU), some are in the ward and one is in Pediatric ICU. #ZakirNagarFire #Delhi pic.twitter.com/2oco8ENmoN
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The injured have been shifted to the hospital for treatment.
The call about the fire in a four-storey building was received at 2:32 am after which fire tenders were rushed to the spot, fire officials said.
Eight fire tenders were rushed to the spot and the fire has been doused. The building in southeast Delhi housed 13 flats. Around seven cars and 19 motorcycles were destroyed in the fire, the officials added
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal visited the site and said the cause of the blaze would be probed. He announced a compensation of Rs 5 lakh each for the families of the deceased.
The deceased have been identified as Zoha (34), Nagmi (30), Arbaaz (6), Amna (8) and Zikra (8). Their bodies have been kept at the AIIMS. The sixth body is yet to be identified and has been kept at the Safdarjung Hospital.
Four fire personnel were also injured in the rescue operation. The injured firemen are station officer Tarachand, two fire operators – Mohan Lal and Dilbagh – and leading fireman Ram Niwas.
The others who are injured have been identified as Athar, Faiz, Farukh, Abiba, Sayema, Saba, Rehan, Shabana and Umar, the officials told to PTI.
With inputs from agencies
Updated Date: Aug 06, 2019 12:48:46 IST