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- Fire department officials told PTI the Mundka blaze that killed at least 27 people and injured 16 others was among the major fire incidents in May this year.
Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi
The police had earlier said the building near Mundka metro station did not have fire NOC.
ByHT News Desk | Written by Aniruddha Dhar, New Delhi
- A total of 27 fire tenders were rushed to the fire spot to douse the flames and prevent the blaze from spreading further to other adjacent buildings.
ByHT Correspondent, New Delhi
The fire, which broke out at the illegal building near the Mundka Metro station on Friday evening, was likely caused by a short-circuit on the first floor, the police said.
- Delhi chief minister and AAP supremo Arvind Kejriwal has announced a compensation of ₹10 lakh to the victims' kin and ₹50,000 to those injured. He has also directed a magisterial probe into the fire tragedy, adding that “stringent action” will be taken against whoever is responsible.
Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Aryan Prakash, New Delhi