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Delhi: Fire at NDMC building in CP, 6 fire tenders rushed, blaze doused now


New Delhi, June 1: A massive fire has reportedly broken out at the NDMC building in New Delhi's Connaught Place. Six fire tenders have been rushed to the building to douse the flames.

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The NDMC building is a bell-shaped building close to monument Jantar Mantar in Central Delhi. It is a towering structure that houses offices of many municipality departments. Fire broke out on the second floor of NDMC building, said reports.

As per latest reports, the fire has been extinguished and no injuries have been reported.

"We received a call from the building at 6:55 in evening. The fire was controlled within minutes and no one was injured," Delhi Fire Service Director Atul Garg was quoted as saying by reports.

The Delhi Fire Service and New Delhi Municipal Corporation are investigating the cause of the fire.

On March 6, a massive fire broke out on the fifth floor of Pandit Deendayal Antyodaya Bhawan at CGO Complex in Delhi. As many as 25 fire tenders had to be rushed to the spot to douse the blaze. One person died in the incident.

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In February, a massive fire at a hotel in Karol Bagh claimed 17 lives. As many as 17 people were killed, including three Myanmar nationals, and three sustained injuries. The owner of Hotel Arpit Palace, RK Goel, after the arrest, told police that the building plan for the establishment was not approved by the municipal corporation and that he was using the basement to run a banquet hall. RK Goel was nabbed by the crime branch of Delhi Police on February 17, after he arrived in Delhi from Qatar.

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