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South Delhi fire destroys 200 shanties

At least 200 shanties were gutted and one person was injured when a fire broke out in a South Delhi slum.

india Updated: Dec 02, 2006 14:23 IST

At least 200 shanties were gutted and one person was injured when a fire broke out in a South Delhi slum on Saturday, officials said.

According to Delhi Fire Service, the blaze started at around 1.10 am in Jangpura Extension.

"We rushed 16 fire tenders and the fire was doused by 3.30 am. Since the slum was enclosed by a drain on one side and houses on the other, we faced some difficulty in approaching the area," said a fire official.

One person was injured and taken to a hospital. The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained.