Two minors killed in Delhi after fire breaks out at four-storey building in Shaheen Bagh; blaze now under control
The Delhi Fire service received a call about the blaze at around 1.30 pm on Tuesday.
The fire broke out in a furniture shop at Shaheen Bagh's Abu Fazal Enclave in southeast Delhi
A six-year-old boy and seven-year-old girl lost their lives in the blaze
According to police, the family used to reside on the ground floor while the furniture store was functioning from the basement
New Delhi: Two minors died in a fire which broke out in a furniture shop at Shaheen Bagh's Abu Fazal Enclave in southeast Delhi, police said on Tuesday.
"A six-year-old boy and seven-year-old girl died in the blaze," police said.
"It is a four-storey building. The family used to reside on the ground floor while the furniture store was functioning from the basement," a senior police official said.
The Delhi Fire service received a call about the blaze at around 1.30 pm. The fire was brought under control.
The IMD issued a ‘yellow alert’, cautioning people about moderate rain at most places in Delhi
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast generally cloudy skies with light rain later in the day. The maximum temperature is expected to settle around 33 degrees Celsius
The weather bureau attributed the rainfall to lower-level moisture-laden easterly and southeasterly winds reaching up to Delhi-NCR due to a low-pressure area over the northwest Bay of Bengal and the presence of a Western Disturbance as a trough in mid-troposphere westerlies