06 Aug 2019
Delhi: Fire breaks breaks out in Zakir Nagar, 5 dead
In a distressing incident, five people died after a fire broke out in a multi-storied residential building in Delhi's Zakir Nagar area.
The blaze broke out early Tuesday morning, around 2 AM, when most of the residents were fast asleep. At least 11 were injured in the accident.
Though the fire has been doused, its exact cause wasn't ascertained immediately.
Seven cars and eight motorcycles were gutted in fire
Zakir Nagar is a heavily populated area, situated near Jamia Millia Islamia University.
Reports said the five-storied building may have caught fire due to an electricity box. The blaze gutted seven cars and eight motorcycles.
After the fire was reported, eight engines were rushed to the spot. At least 20 people have been rescued. However, two fire personnel got injured.
Here are the visuals from the spot
Delhi Fire Service: 5 people dead 11 injured in a fire that broke out in a multi-storey building in Zakir Nagar, late last night. pic.twitter.com/9ERr91u80i— ANI (@ANI) August 6, 2019
Last week, 200 were evacuated after fire at Janakpuri
Tragically, there seems to be no end to fire accidents in the National Capital. Just last week, on July 30, a four-story building in West Delhi's Janakpuri caught fire.
The building housed coaching centers and some 200 people, including more than 140 students, were evacuated.
The fire broke out in the electricity meters, which were installed in the building's ground floor.
Five patients are admitted in ICU
Among the injured are those who jumped off the building to save themselves. On their condition, Dr. Mala, Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Holy Family Hospital, said, "5 patients are in intensive care unit (ICU), some are in the ward and one is in Pediatric ICU."