4 killed as fire breaks out in a building in northwest Delhi

Four dead after fire breaks out at multi-storey building in Delhi

Four members of a family died after a fire broke out in a building in northwest Delhi. The blaze apparently broke out due to a short circuit, sources in the fire department told a news portal. According to report, the four deceased were of the same family, husband, wife and two kids.

Five vehicles parked in the basement of the building were destroyed in the fire. As per the neighbours, the fire started in the pump room of the building.

The fire department officials received the call regarding the fire around 2.15 am. The police added that the rescue services personnel saved three people, who are undergoing treatment at the Ambedkar Hospital. They claim fire officials were informed immediately but they arrived late on the spot. During the cooling operations, fire fighters recovered four bodies from two floors. "The family members were sleeping at the time of the fire and were trapped inside", the officer said.

The fire was brought under control after an hour at 4 am.

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As per reports, the Delhi Development Authority or DDA, is mulling over the idea of forming a special task force to check illegal constructions and encroachments that could be vulnerable to fire-related incidents. A 90-year-old woman is battling for life.

In a similar incident, a major fire broke out in a jewelry shop located in Delhi's Lajpat Nagar market Wednesday, April 11. A firefighter was injured after a cylinder exploded while he was overseeing the operations.

"He suffered burn injuries to his face and hands from the blaze", he was quoted as saying.

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