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Security drill in govt office in central Delhi

delhi Updated: Apr 12, 2010 16:04 IST

A security drill was conducted at a government office in central Delhi this morning to check the preparedness of various agencies in case of a fire.

The mock fire drill was conducted at the office of Deputy Commissioner (Central) in Daryaganj. The "fire" broke out in Room No 13 of the office in Old Employment Exchange Building.

Various agencies, including police and fire brigade, participated in the drill.

The drill came in the backdrop of a series of fire incidents taking place in the capital in the past few days.

On Sunday, there were two major fire incidents in the city -- one at Mundka plastic scrapyard and the other in jungles located near the Jawaharlal Nehru University.

On Saturday, a fire broke out in a container depot in south Delhi's Tuglaqabad, one of the biggest such facilities in Asia, which destroyed 24 of the 25 warehouses that store goods worth crores meant for exports.

Around 600 hutments were gutted and two persons injured on April 8 when a major power transmission line fell down on an east Delhi slum, triggering a massive fire.

On April 2, four major fire incidents were reported from the city, including one at former Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan's residence and another at the Income Tax office.