Delhi: A massive fire broke out at a four-storey commercial building in Delhi's Mundka on the evening of May 13, 2022. As the rescuers continue to sift through the charred structure in Delhi, the death toll from the Mundka fires has grown to 27. According to reports, 12 people are severely injured, 60-70 people have been rescued from the building while 19 are still missing. The death toll is expected to rise as more people are reported to be trapped inside.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has announced Rs 10 lakh Ex-Gratia to the family members of those who had died in the fire on May 14, 2022. He said that a magisterial probe has been ordered.
As gathered, the extreme blaze was finally in control after 6 hours of fire fighting operation. According to Deputy Commissioner of Police (Outer) Sameer Sharma, the fire started on the first level of the building, which houses the office of a CCTV camera and router manufacturing company. The scenario became even worse when the imprisoned folks had no choice but to jump out of the windows to save themselves.
Delhi Mundka Fire | NDRF team carries out a search and rescue operation in the building that was gutted in a massive fire yesterday, May 13 pic.twitter.com/7vJDaQrhcf— ANI (@ANI) May 14, 2022
The Sanjay Gandhi hospital, where the remains from the tragedy were transported, and relatives of the missing victims kept arriving to locate their loved ones, was a scene of mayhem throughout the entire night.
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The police have apprehended the company's proprietors, Harish and Varun Goel. According to the authorities, the building's owner, Manish Lakra, who lived on the top level, fled the scene following the event.
According to Atul Garg, Chief of the Delhi Fire Service, the factory owners in question had never filed for a Fire NOC. He said that the majority of the factories in the building lacked a NOC and were operating without following proper procedures.
Delhi Mundka Fire | Morning visuals from the spot where a massive fire broke out in a building yesterday, May 13— ANI (@ANI) May 14, 2022
"27 people died and 12 got injured in the fire incident," said DCP Sameer Sharma, Outer District pic.twitter.com/wRErlnj3h0