27 dead, 40 hospitalised in massive fire at 4-storey building in Delhi

New Delhi, May 14 (KMS): At least 27 people were killed after a massive fire broke out in a commercial building in Delhi. The fire started from the first floor of the building.

More than 40 people sustained burns and have been hospitalised. Around 60-70 people have been rescued from the building, police said.

“This was a CCTV godown and office. We have been conducting searches since. People said many have been trapped inside,” said Sunil Chaudhary, the Deputy Chief Fire Officer of Delhi.

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

Delhi Fire Services chief Atul Garg said that the toll could go up as the fire continued to rage till Friday night and a rescue operation was still underway.

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