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27 Dead In Delhi Fire: PM Modi, Arvind Kejriwal Mourn Loss

27 dead in delhi fire: pm modi, arvind kejriwal mourn loss

Delhi Fire: The building is located near Mundka metro station in west Delhi.

New Delhi:

Twenty seven people were killed in a massive fire that broke out at a four-storey building in Delhi. More than 40 people sustained burns and have been hospitalised.

“Distressed by the tragic fire accident at a building near Mundka Metro Station in Delhi. My condolences to the bereaved families. I wish for speedy recovery of the injured,” President Ram Nath Kovind’s office has tweeted.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal also mourned the loss of lives.

“Shocked and pained to know abt this tragic incident. I am constantly in touch wid officers. Our brave firemen are trying their best to control the fire and save lives. God bless all,” tweeted Chief Minister Kejriwal.

Rs 2 lakh each will be given to the families of those who have lost a member while Rs 50,000 will be given to those injured, announced the Prime Minister’s office.

According to fire department officials, the information about the blaze was reported at 4.40 pm following which 20 fire engines were rushed to the spot.

Home Minister Amit Shah tweeted saying that he is in constant touch with the authorities and that the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has been pressed into sevice.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi too mourned the loss of lives.

The commercial building — which mainly had office space — is located near Mundka metro station in west Delhi.

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