Mundka Fire Incident: A massive fire broke out in a three-storey commercial building located near Mundka metro station in West Delhi on Friday evening. So far at least 27 people have died in this accident and many people have been burned. It is said that at present the fire has been brought under control. The fire brigade is participating with the local police in the rescue operation. The NDRF team is also arriving soon to assist the police and firefighters. Besides the President, Prime Minister Modi, Federal Home Minister Amit Shah also expressed his condolences over the incident.
Shah wrote on Twitter, “The fire incident at Mundka in Delhi is very sad. I am in constant contact with the concerned authorities. The department is engaged in relief and rescue work. NDRF is also getting there soon. Our priority is to evacuate people and provide immediate treatment to the injured.”
Meanwhile, Delhi’s Health Minister Satyendar Jain arrived at the scene late at night and assessed the situation. He said the rescue operation was continuing. The wounded are treated in the hospital. The exact situation will not be known until morning.
Police said more than 50 people were safely evacuated from the building. According to fire officials, they received information about the fire at 4.45 pm, after which more than 30 fire tenders were sent to the site. The fire broke out near column No. 544 of the Mundka metro station.