At least 12 people were injured and 27 died in a fire that broke out in an office building in the city of Mundka in the Indian state of Delhi.
It is reported by Ukrinform with reference to India Today.
“Twenty-seven people were killed on Friday in a fire in an office building in the city of Mundka in the province of Delhi … Search and rescue efforts continue,” the publication reports.
According to Deputy Fire Chief Sunil Chowdhary, the fire in the 4-story office building was extinguished, but the rescue operation continues.
When the fire broke out, the local police immediately arrived at the scene and smashed the windows of the office building to rescue those inside. The victims were hospitalized.
It is specified that the fire broke out on the first floor of the building in the office of a company that produces surveillance cameras and routers. More than 50 employees of the company were rescued. The owner of the company was detained by the police.
As noted BBCAt least 12 people were injured in the fire.
Expressing his condolences on the tragedy to the families of the victims, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised to pay 200,000 rupees ($2,580) to the next of kin as compensation for each person killed.
As of Friday evening, people were still trapped in the building, according to the Delhi Police.