Officials claimed a major fire broke out Mundka at a three-story commercial building near pillar number 544, Mundka metro station in west Delhi, killing at least 26 persons and trapping numerous others.
The third level of the building has yet to be searched, according to Delhi Fire Service Director Atul Garg.
Around 60-70 people have been rescued from the building’s two levels, according to Outer district Deputy Commissioner of Police (outer) Sameer Sharma, who also claimed that 24 fire tenders are on the way. Nine persons were hurt and were taken to the hospital.
The fires are currently being extinguished. The fire department received notification of the fire at 4.40 p.m., according to officials.
After receiving information about the fire, police arrived on the scene, shattered the building’s windows, rescued individuals, and had the injured taken to a hospital, according to a senior police official. According to Sharma, preliminary investigation has indicated that the building was mostly used for supplying office space to businesses.
According to the DCP, the fire started on the first level of the building, which houses the office of a CCTV camera and router manufacturing company. The company’s owner is in police detention.
The fire department on the scene is attempting to control the situation. According to authorities, an ambulance is also on the scene to provide emergency medical treatment to the victims.