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At least 27 killed in commercial building fire in India

A fire broke out in a commercial building that was four stories high on the outskirts Delhi’s capital.

According to The Press Trust of India, at least 27 people were killed in the fire that erupted in the building, which was mostly shops.

The fire raged for nearly five hours with 27 fire engines on the scene.

Image: This building was mainly used for shops. Pic AP

According to fire control, an operation continues to search for any person trapped in the rubble.

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It is not yet known what caused the fire.

India’s President Ram Nath Kovid tweeted, “Distressed at the tragic fire accident at an building near Mundka Metro Station. Delhi.”

“My condolences go out to the families of those who have lost loved ones. I pray for the quick recovery of the hurt.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated that he was deeply saddened by the loss.

India is a country where fires are very common. Residents and builders often ignore safety regulations.

Atul Garg (director of Delhi Fire Services), stated that the building did not have clearance from the fire department, and was not equipped to handle fire safety equipment such as extinguishers.

The victims were found on the second floor, where they discovered inflammable plastic material that was used to manufacture equipment such as security cameras.

According to The Indian Express, the fire broke out in the office of the owners of the security camera company and they were taken into custody.

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The police did not immediately confirm the incident.

A fire sparked by an electrical short-circuit engulfed a New Delhi building and killed 43 people in 2019.

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