Massive fire in Delhi's Okhla area; 6 killed, 10 injured

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NEW DELHI: Six people were killed and 10 injured in a massive fire at Zakir Nagar here in the early hours of Tuesday.

 

According to the report from the fire officials, the call about the fire in a four-storey building in the Okhla area was received at 2:32 am after which they were rushed to the spot.

The deceased have been 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.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said the cause of the deadly fire will be probed.

"Shocked to know about the loss of lives in Zakir Nagar fire. I am inspecting the incident spot and Delhi government will provide all help to affected families. Cause of fire will be probed," Kejriwal posted on Twitter.

 He announced a compensation of Rs 5 lakh each for the families of the deceased.


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