In the capital Delhi, people woke up on Sunday morning with a very frightening news. A four-storey building in Grain Mandi area killed 43 people in a painful fire. This incident has shaken people. Meanwhile, PM Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, former Congress President Rahul Gandhi and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal have expressed grief over the incident. CM Kejriwal will visit the scene and take stock of the situation. President Ramnath Kovind tweeted, ‘I am very sad to hear the tragic news of the fire in the grain market area of Delhi. Pray for the affected families. I wish the injured to recover soon. The local authority is doing a good job to save the people. Expressing sorrow over this horrific incident, PM Modi tweeted, ‘The fire in the grain market on Rani Jhansi Road, Delhi is very frightening. I express my condolences to those who lost their loved ones. I wish the injured to recover soon. The authority is providing all possible help at the scene.
A four-storey building in Grain Mandi area killed 43 people in a painful fire. This incident has shaken people.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah tweeted, ‘Precious lives have been lost in the fire incident in New Delhi. I express my deepest condolences to the people who lost their loved ones. I wish the injured to recover soon. I have instructed the concerned authority to provide all possible assistance immediately. CM Arvind Kejriwal praised firefighters and tweeted, ‘Very tragic news received. Relief is in progress. Firemen are trying their best. The injured are being taken to the hospital. He further tweeted, ‘I am going to the spot.’ Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi wrote, ‘I am hurt by the news of many deaths and injuries to many people due to the massive fire in the grain market of Delhi. I express my deepest condolences to the family of the dead and wish the injured well soon.The fire department was called from the spot at 5.22 am after which 15 fire engines were sent. Seeing the magnitude of the fire, more vehicles were dispatched. The fire was controlled and relief work is going on. Due to narrow streets, people could not escape and most of the people died due to suffocation. People burnt in the fire have been admitted to RML, Hindu Rao and LNJP hospital.