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.
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.
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.
Almost the entire museum building Federation House was destroyed. Seven firemen were injured while trying to douse the fire.
As many as 35 fire engines were rushed to the site to contain the blaze.
The fire was contained by 5 in the morning. Parts of the building have turned black with soot.
When the fire broke out, not too many people were inside the building which was being renovated.
The museum had been undergoing renovation for some time. It still remains unclear how much of precious museum property has been burnt to ashes.
Spread over 4 floors, the Museum had 200 exhibits that included around 1000 specimens of flora, fauna, conserved artifacts.
It had three exhibit galleries - 'Introduction of Natural History', 'Nature's Network: Ecology' and 'Conservation'.