Delhi CM orders probe into Zakir Nagar fire incident
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday ordered a probe into the southeast Delhi's Zakir Nagar fire incident.
New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday ordered a probe into the southeast Delhi's Zakir Nagar fire incident in which six people, including three children, were killed and 13 were injured.
Shocked to know about the loss of lives in Zakir Nagar fire. I am inspecting the incident spot & Del govt will provide all help to affected families. Cause of fire will be probed.— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) August 6, 2019
The AAP chief, who visited the spot where the fire broke out, said all lapses behind the massive fire will be probed. According to an official, the chief minister also announced a compensation of Rs five lakh each for the families of the deceased and Rs two lakh each to the injured. "All lapses behind the massive fire will be probed," Kejriwal said.
Eight fire tenders were rushed to the spot to douse the blaze which broke out in a four-storey residential building on Tuesday.
Doctor Mala, Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Holy Family Hospital: 5 patients are in the intensive care unit (ICU), some are in the ward and one is in Pediatric ICU. #ZakirNagarFire #Delhi pic.twitter.com/2oco8ENmoN— ANI (@ANI) August 6, 2019
The fire had occurred due to short circuit in the electric metres of the building housing 13 flats, officials said.
Around seven cars and 19 motorcycles were also destroyed in the blaze.
Delhi Fire Service: 5 people dead & 11 injured in a fire that broke out in a multi-storey building in Zakir Nagar, late last night. pic.twitter.com/9ERr91u80i— ANI (@ANI) August 6, 2019
The deceased were identified as Zoha (34), Nagmi (30), Arbaaz (6), Amna (8) and Zikra (8). Their bodies have been kept at the AIIMS. The sixth body is yet to be identified and has been kept at the Safdarjung Hospital.(PTI)