Delhi: 27 dead after massive fire breaks out in building near Mundka metro station; CM Kejriwal to visit incident site

Saturday, 14 May 2022 (11:07 IST)
New Delhi: A case has been registered in connection with a massive fire that broke out in a building near Delhi's Mundka Metro Station on Friday leaving 27 people dead and over a dozen injured, police said on Saturday.

"We have registered an FIR under sections 34, 120, 304 and 308 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC)," said Sameer Sharma, the Deputy Commissioner of Police of Outer Delhi.

He said two persons have been arrested so far. Meanwhile, the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) carried out searches at the site. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is scheduled to visit the incident site.

Expressing his grief over the tragedy, Kejriwal tweeted: "Shocked and pained to know about this tragic incident."

Police said after preliminary inquiry that the building which caught fire was a four-storey commercial condominium occupied by several companies as office space. (UNI)

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