- Fire in a 4-storey Delhi building; couple, two children dead
- Fire broke out early in the morning today
- Neighbours say fire broke out in the pump room, spread very fast
Reports suggest all four who have died are of the same family including a three-year-old and a seven-year-old.
Five vehicles parked in the basement of the building are also destroyed in the fire. Neighbours allege the fire started in the pump room of the building. They claim fire officials were called in immediately but they arrived late.
The police have started an investigation into the fire.
In another incident a moving vehicle was completely charred after it caught fire in Indirapuram. No one was injured.
In both the cases of fire in Kohat Enclave or Lajpat Nagar, police are looking into whether the buildings had proper exits as they were in a crowded area, with multiple floors.
The Delhi Development Authority or DDA has planned to form a special task force, with officials from the municipal corporations, police and fire department, to check illegal constructions and encroachments which are vulnerable to fire-related accidents.
(With inputs from ANI, PTI)
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