6 killed, 11 injured after fire breaks in Delhi

International Desk
6 August 2019, Tue
Published: 09:19 Updated: 12:36

6 killed, 11 injured after fire breaks in Delhi

At least Six people, including two children, have died and 11 injured in a fire that broke out at a residential building in southeast Delhi late early morning.

The blaze in the four-storey building in Zakir Nagar, a densely-populated neighborhood near Jamia Millia Islamia University, broke out at around 2 am. Most residents were fast asleep when the fire began in an electricity box.

Soon after the incident, seven fire tenders rushed to spot and the fire was doused. The narrow lanes of the area posed a major challenge for rescue personnel to enter the area and the gutted building.

At least seven cars and eight motorcycles were reportedly gutted in the fire.

Dr Mala, Chief Medical Officer (CMO) at Holy Family Hospital said, "5 patients are in the intensive care unit (ICU), some are in the ward and one is in Pediatric ICU."