Massive Fire at Southeast Delhi Slum Destroys 1,500 Shanties

A massive fire broke out in the slum area of southeast Delhi’s Tughlakabad on the night of Monday, 25 May.

Published26 May 2020, 06:31 AM IST
India
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A massive fire broke out in the slum area of southeast Delhi’s Tughlakabad on the night of Monday, 25 May.

According to fire department officials, 28 fire engines were rushed to the spot when they received a call at 12:50 am.

Firemen trying to douse the fire in the area.
Firemen trying to douse the fire in the area.
(Photo: ANI)

The fire department with the help of the local police was able to evacuate the residents in that area before the fire could claim any lives.

As per reports by news agency ANI, the fire broke out at a footwear factory in Keshavpuram area, and there are currently 23 fire engines present at the spot. There have been no reports of any casualties.

As per reports, the fire broke out at a footwear factory in Keshavpuram area.
As per reports, the fire broke out at a footwear factory in Keshavpuram area.
(Photo: ANI)

According to a report by NDTV, till the fire could be controlled by 3:40 am, it had already destroyed around 1,500 shanties leaving hundreds of people homeless.

The government is currently assessing the loss.

No casualties have been reported from the incident.
No casualties have been reported from the incident.
(Photo: ANI)

Locals in the slum said that most of the people came out of their shanties after the fire broke, and this gave them enough time to get to safety.

The fire was reported at 12:50 am on Monday.
The fire was reported at 12:50 am on Monday.
(Photo: ANI)
“We received information about a fire at around 1 am at slums in Tughlakabad. All police staff reached here immediately. It is being said that around 1,000-1,200 shanties caught fire.”   
Rajendra Prasad Meena, DCP, South East to ANI

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