This year, out of the total 204 calls made to Delhi's fire department, 190 were on fire incidents, including 51 related to the use of crackers, and the rest pertained to animal rescue and house collapse, he said.
The two labourers had come to Delhi to work at under-construction sites for an average salary of Rs 500 per day. While they were clearing debris from the fourth floor of the terrace, the scaffolding on which they were balancing themselves on, broke, leading to their deaths
Swarna had to drop out of school after her legs started to develop infections. Her relatives said that initially she was able to walk using someone’s support. But eventually, her condition started deteriorating and she could not move anymore.