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Delhi: One dead as fire guts 300 shanties in MS Park

At least 20 fire tenders were called in, and they managed to control the fire at 3.40 pm, a Delhi Fire Service (DFS) official said.

Delhi: One dead as fire guts 300 shanties in MS Park
Metro services from Dilshad Garden towards Mansarovar Park were affected due to the incident. Praveen Khanna

At least 300 shanties were gutted after a major fire broke out in Shahdara’s MS Park Monday afternoon. Police said they have recovered the body of a girl from one of the shanties, but her identity is yet to be established.

The fire broke out at 1.30 pm in a JJ cluster located under Metro pillar numbers 9 and 19 in MS Park. At least 20 fire tenders were called in, and they managed to control the fire at 3.40 pm, a Delhi Fire Service (DFS) official said. DFS chief, G C Mishra, said the fire spread quickly as the air velocity was very high at the time.

Shanti Devi, a resident of the JJ cluster, told police that her granddaughter, Kalua, was missing. In the evening, police recovered a charred body from one of the shanties. “We are yet to ascertain the identity of the body,” said DCP (Shahdara) Nupur Prasad, adding that a case has been registered under relevant sections.