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Narela fire leaves seven injured

Fire officers said that the a short circuit in an electric meter box led to the fire. It took the fire department over two hours to control the fire.

delhi Updated: Jun 27, 2019 04:51 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Fire officers said that the a short circuit in an electric meter box led to the fire. It took the fire department over two hours to control the fire.
Fire officers said that the a short circuit in an electric meter box led to the fire. It took the fire department over two hours to control the fire.(HTFile)
         

A fire broke out in outer Delhi’s Punjabi Colony leaving seven people with burn injuries, one of them critically so, during the early hours of Wednesday.

Fire officers said that the a short circuit in an electric meter box led to the fire. It took the fire department over two hours to control the fire.

The injured were identified as Amarjeet (23) who suffered 80% burns, Satpal (22) who sustained 40% burns, Bhagwan Swaroop (25) with 35% burns, Ayush (8) with 30 % burns, Vijay (4) who sustained 25% burns, and Mahesh (16) and Raja Ram (15) who escaped with minor burns.

Atul Garg, chief fire officer of the Delhi Fire Services said that they received a call at the control room reporting about the fire at around 4.30 am. “With no delay, we rushed two fire tenders to the B-Block in Punjabi Colony, Narela where the fire had started from an electricity meter and then spread to a general store. Our men who reached the spot found seven people injured,” Garg said.

First Published: Jun 27, 2019 04:51 IST

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