A fire leaves 27 dead in New Delhi, according to emergency services

A fire on Friday in a building in New Delhithe Indian capital, left 27 dead, reported the emergency services of this country.

“The fire has already been turned off. The total number of dead It is 27. The search operation is ongoing,” a fire brigade official told AFP.

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Sunil Choudhary, deputy fire chief of Delhiput the death toll at 26, a slightly lower number.

“More than 25 people are injured, including those who jumped from the building,” Choudhary told AFP.

The third floor of the building, where more could be found, has not yet been searched. according to reported the television channel CNN-News18 citing Atul Garg, from the fire department of New Delhi.

More than 40 people suffered burns and were hospitalized, according to the media.

Between 60 and 70 people were rescued from the building, according to local media said, collecting statements from the police.

The great fire It started on the first floor of a four-story commercial building in West Delhi in the late afternoon.

According to the Times of India newspaper, the owner of the building was arrested.

The fires they are common in India due to poor construction practices and lack of compliance with safety regulations.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi offered his condolences to the relatives of the victims on Twitter.

“Extremely saddened by the loss of life due to a tragic fire in Delhi. My thoughts are with the grieving families. I wish a speedy recovery to the injured,” she wrote.

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