Warehouse fire kills nine in India

A massive fire ripped through a three-storey residential-cum-commercial building in outer Delhi’s Kirari area, killing at least nine people, including three children, the Delhi Fire Services (DFS) said on Monday.
Eight fire tenders were rushed to the spot after a call of a fire at a house was received at 12.30 am.
The ground floor of the building housed a godown for clothes while the other three floors were residential in nature, according to the fire services. The blaze was brought under control by 3.50 am, a DFS official said. Earlier this month, 43 people were killed in a fire in a four-storey building housing illegal manufacturing units in north Delhi’s congested Anaj Mandi area.
The cause behind the fire is being investigated. It is suspected that the fire started due to a short-circuit which led to the cylinder blast and the subsequent collapse of a wall of the building.–DT

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