At least 26 people were killed in a fire that broke out in a four-story building near a train station in the western suburbs of Delhi on Friday, police said in a statement.
Television footage showed smoke streaming out of the building’s windows, and firefighters helped those trapped on the upper floors get out while hundreds watched.
Police broke windows in the building to help rescue those inside “and got the injured hospitalized,” the police said in a statement, adding that 12 injured people had been admitted to a local hospital.
A fire broke out on the first floor of the building that houses the office of a surveillance camera company, according to police.
The office, which rents out office space, is located near a train station in the western part of the Mundka suburb of Delhi, about 23 kilometers from the capital, New Delhi.
More than 50 people have been rescued and firefighters are working to contain the blaze, police said, adding that ambulances were also on the scene.
“More than 30 firefighters were called in to put out the blaze,” police said.
At least 26 people have been killed in a fire in a suburb of western Delhi – SABC News
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