New Delhi.- at least 26 people died and 12 others were injured a fire In a commercial building in New Delhi this Friday, more than 50 people in the building were rescued alive.
fire It began in the afternoon in a commercial building mainly for office spaces in Mundka, west of the capital, and about thirty firefighters traveled there, according to police. New Delhi,
“More than 50 were rescued, while 26 bodies have been recovered As of now”, disclosed the police, who said that another 12 people are hospitalised, while rescue work is on.
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For now, the cause of the incident is not known, leading to photos of many people trying to escape from the flames by jumping from windows inside.
There have been expressions of regret among Indian officials, including: Prime Minister Narendra ModiWhich was “extremely saddened by the loss of life”, and announced an aid of 200,000 rupees (about 2,480 euros) for the families of the dead and 50,000 rupees (about 620 euros) for the injured.
Fires, landslides and other similar accidents are frequent in India, Often due to factors driven by poor infrastructure and lack of maintenance, corruption and illegal practices.
In one of the most recent incidents, at least eleven people died after one last March. fire In a lumberjack in the southern state of Telangana, apparently caused by an electrical short circuit.
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According to the latest available official data, in 2020, 9,329 accidental fires were recorded in government buildings, schools, residences and other places in India, of which more than a hundred were in factories. In these incidents 9,110 people were killed and 468 were injured.
26 killed in building fire in New Delhi