Mundka Fire : A massive fire broke out in a 4-storey building near Mundka metro station in the country’s capital Delhi. The entire building came under fire and everything was gutted. 27 people have died in this accident, while 50 people have been safely evacuated from the building.
Two fire brigade personnel also died in the accident. Many people are still trapped in the building. 19 people are said to be missing. Their search continues. NDRF and Delhi Fire Service teams were engaged in the rescue till late night. Both the agencies said that continuous fire control and search operation is being carried out at the spot. The police have arrested both the owners of the factory.
Trapped people rescued by breaking windows
On receiving the information, police and fire brigade personnel reached the spot and with the help of local people, relief and rescue work was started. Stairs were used by NDRF to evacuate people. Police personnel helped rescue the trapped people by breaking the windows of the building.
At the same time, some relatives were showing photos of their loved ones and told that they have not been able to know anything till now. People trapped inside the building jumped from the windows of the lower floor to escape the fire.
Both the owners of the factory arrested
Late night after the accident, Outer Delhi Deputy Commissioner of Police Sameer Sharma said that 27 people have died and 12 have been injured. We will take the help of the forensic team to identify the bodies. FIR has been registered. The police have arrested the company owners and further investigation is on.
PM Modi announced compensation
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed grief over this accident. The families of those killed in the accident will be given Rs 2 lakh from the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund. At the same time, Rs 50,000 will be provided to the injured. This information has been given in a tweet issued by the Prime Minister’s Office.
Rs. 2 lakh each from PMNRF would be given to the next of kin of those who lost their lives in the fire in Delhi. The injured would be given Rs. 50,000 : PM @narendramodi
— PMO India (@PMOIndia) May 13, 2022
Death toll may increase
The local people helped a lot in the rescue. Police and NDRF personnel with the help of ropes rescued 50 people trapped in the building which was engulfed in flames. It is feared that more bodies may be recovered as the rescue operation is yet to be completed.