In Pics: What Fire Destroyed At National Museum Of Natural History In Delhi

Updated: April 26, 2016 07:31 IST
The massive fire that broke out at National Museum of Natural History at FICCI complex in central Delhi has been brought under control. The fire destroyed the museum injuring some firemen and causing harm to other buildings in the complex.
Delhi\'s National Museum Of National History Caught In Massive Fire: Pics
The National Museum of Natural History inside the FICCI complex at Mandi House was destroyed by a massive fire in the early hours on Tuesday.
Massive Fire At Delhi\'s National Museum Of National History: Pics
The fire broke out around 1.45 am and destroyed the museum. It also caused harm to FICCI auditorium adjacent to the museum building in central Delhi.
Massive Fire At Delhi\'s National Museum Of National History: Pics
Almost the entire museum building Federation House was destroyed. Seven firemen were injured while trying to douse the fire.
Massive Fire At Delhi\'s National Museum Of National History: Pics
As many as 35 fire engines were rushed to the site to contain the blaze.
Massive Fire At Delhi\'s National Museum Of National History: Pics
The fire was contained by 5 in the morning. Parts of the building have turned black with soot.
In Pics: What Fire Destroyed At National Museum Of Museum History In Delhi
When the fire broke out, not too many people were inside the building which was being renovated.
In Pics: What Fire Destroyed At National Museum Of Museum History In Delhi
The museum had been undergoing renovation for some time. It still remains unclear how much of precious museum property has been burnt to ashes.
In Pics: What Fire Destroyed At National Museum Of Museum History In Delhi
In Pics: What Fire Destroyed At National Museum Of Museum History In Delhi
Spread over 4 floors, the Museum had 200 exhibits that included around 1000 specimens of flora, fauna, conserved artifacts.
In Pics: What Fire Destroyed At National Museum Of Museum History In Delhi
It had three exhibit galleries - 'Introduction of Natural History', 'Nature's Network: Ecology' and 'Conservation'.

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