20 killed, many feared trapped as building catches fire in India

FE ONLINE DESK | Friday, 13 May 2022

At least 20 people died in a fire that broke out at a three-storey commercial building in New Delhi of India on Friday.

More than 30 people sustained burn injuries from the fire that erupted on Friday evening near Delhi’s Mundka Metro Station, Indian police said.

Indian media reports said the number could go up as more were feared trapped, and rescue operation was underway.

As many as 27 fire engines are at the spot to douse the flames.

According to Hindustan Times, the Delhi Police said that on preliminary enquiry, it was learnt the affected building was typically used for commercial purposes such as providing office space for companies.

“The fire initiated from the first floor of the building which is an office of a CCTV cameras and router manufacturing company,” a police officer was quoted as saying.