Three children were among the nine people who lost their lives in the fire that broke out in a cloth godown in Kirari area on the intervening night of Sunday and Monday. Delhi CM Kejriwal expressed grief over 9 deaths including 3 children and announced Rs 10 lakh compensation to the kin of the deceased.
New Delhi: Three children were among nine people killed after a fire broke out in a cloth warehouse in Northwest Delhi's Kirari area. Seven fire tenders were sent to the spot after they received information about the fire at 12.30 am.
The fire service officers also said that the blaze started on the ground floor which was used as a godown to store clothes. Police said they are verifying if the ground floor was being used as a small-scale factory.
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday expressed grief over the death of nine people, including three children in the Kirari fire tragedy.
"Extremely sad news. The fire was controlled but 9 people could not be saved. May their soul rest in peace," Kejriwal tweeted in Hindi. He said every medical help is being provided to three injured who are being treated at a hospital here.
Delhi government has announced Rs 10 lakh compensation for kin of the deceased and Rs 1 lakh for those injured.
"Inspected Kirari area where the tragic incident happened. Ordered Magisterial probe to fix responsibility. Delhi Govt. to provide Rs. 10 lakh compensation for deceased; Rs. 1 lakh for those injured and their treatment," health minister Satyendra Jain tweeted.
The fire broke out in Kirari on the intervening night of Sunday and Monday.
Among the children are six-month-old Tulsi, seven-year-old Adarsh, and 10-year-old Udai, assistant divisional officer (ADO) AK Sharma said.
The ADO said that the three were siblings and their parents - father Udai Chaudhary (33) and mother Muskan (26) - also died in the fire.
The others who died in the fire include Ram Chander Jha (65), Sudarya Devi (58), Sanju Jha (36) and Guddan, the mother-in-law of the owner. They were declared brought dead by Dr Vijay at Sanjay Gandhi hospital here.
This comes merely a month after as many as 43 people died in a major fire tragedy at a factory in the Anaj Mandi area of Old Delhi.
With ANI Inputs
Last Updated 1:59 PM IST