In a tragic incident that shook the capital city, at least 27 people were killed and 12 injured as a massive blaze ripped through a four-storey building in outer Delhi’s Mundka on Friday.
The fire started on the first floor that houses the office of a CCTV cameras and router manufacturing and assembling company, they said, adding more than 30 fire tenders were pressed into service.
The Delhi Fire Service deployed cranes to rescue those trapped in the blaze. However, smoke from the fire spread to the entire building and some people jumped off through the windows to save themselves, while some others used ropes to climb down, with police saying a few of them got injured in the process.
The owners of the company — Harish Goel and Varun Goel — have been detained, police said, adding the building owner has been identified as Manish Lakra.
They said Lakra lives on the top floor, and an FIR is being registered against him under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code.