At least 250 huts were burnt in a massive fire in a slum in Delhi's Paschim Puri area on Wednesday, which likely broke out due to a short-circuit. The actual cause of the fire is, however, yet to be established.
Twenty-six fire tenders arrived at the spot in Dehi's Paschim Puri. Those injured in the fire were taken to a hospital.
The incident led to severe commotion, forcing people to spend the night on the roads in the chilling cold.
"It took us more than two hours to douse the fire. Cooling operation is going on now," a fire official told news agency ANI.
"Bike and vehicles have been burnt. We have to start afresh again," a resident told news agency ANI.