Delhi: Major fire breaks out in a slum near Dwarka, 400 jhuggis gutted

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New Delhi, Apr 16: Major fire broke out in slum of Dwaraka Sector-3 area following which 18-20 fire tenders were pressed into service to contain the blaze.

It took fire workers around one and half hour to douse the flames.

Delhi: Major fire breaks out in a slum near Dwarka, 400 jhuggis gutted

While no casualties have been reported so far, the cause of fire is yet to be ascertained.

According to reports, the slum area located in Matiala has hundreds of jhuggis.

"400 jhuggis gutted in fire. No information of casualties as of now," Dharampal, fire officer, was quoted by ANI as saying.

 

"There were two cylinder blasts also, but now the situation is under control," he added.

"We received a call at 10:08 AM about the fire in slum cluster area near Matiala and 20 fire tenders were rushed to the spot. The fire could be controlled by 11:30 AM," a fire official was quoted as saying.

"All of the valuable items are damaged, we've lost of all money too," a person whose jhuggi was gutted in fire told media persons.

Earlier on Thursday, fire broke out in a commercial building near Connaught Place, Delhi.

No casualties were reported in the incident which took place around 5 PM. Five fire tenders were rushed to the spot, a fire official said.

 

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