More than 26 people were charred to death after a massive fire engulfed a four-storied building in West Delhi.
“26 bodies recovered in the fire at 3-storey commercial building which broke out this evening near Delhi’s Mundka metro station,” said Sunil Choudhary, Deputy Chief Fire Officer, Delhi Fire Service
More than 40 people sustained burn injuries. They have been shifted to the hospital for treatment.
The commercial building is located near the Mundka metro station in west Delhi. Around 60-70 people have been rescued from the building, the police said.
According to fire department officials, information was received about the blaze at 4.40 pm following which 20 fire tenders were rushed to the spot.
The fire is yet to be extinguished and the whole building has been engulfed, show images from the spot.
Preliminary inquiry has revealed that the building was generally used for providing office space to companies, Deputy Commissioner of Police (outer) Sameer Sharma said.
“Distressed by the tragic fire accident at a building near Mundka Metro Station in Delhi. My condolences to the bereaved families. I wish for the speedy recovery of the injured,” President Ram Nath Kovind’s office tweeted.