Delhi News Highlights: In one of the worst fire tragedies in the national capital’s recent history, at least 27 people died inside a four-storey commercial building near Mundka Metro station, in Outer Delhi, on Friday. With firefighting and rescue operations on until late Friday night, officials feared the toll could go up.
Reacting to the incident, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said “Extremely saddened by the loss of lives due to a tragic fire in Delhi. My thoughts are with the bereaved families. I wish the injured a speedy recovery.” Modi announced Rs 2 lakh each from the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund to the next of kin of those who lost their lives, and Rs 50,000 to the injured.
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal tweeted and said, “Shocked and pained to know about this tragic incident. I am constantly in touch with officers. Our brave firemen are tryingDelhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted. President Ram Nath Kovind’s official handle too offered condolences: “Distressed by the tragic fire accident at a building near Mundka
Metro Station in Delhi.”