6 dead, 10 injured after fire breaks out in residential building in Delhi

New Delhi, Zakir Nagar, Delhi, Delhi fire

New Delhi - The fire also burned seven cars and more than a dozen motorbikes parked on the ground floor of the building.



By AP

Published: Tue 6 Aug 2019, 6:37 AM

Last updated: Tue 6 Aug 2019, 9:23 AM

A fire official says that a blaze in a four-story residential building in the Indian capital has killed six people and injured another 10.
The fire service control room says eight fire engines took nearly two hours to extinguish the blaze that started around 2am Tuesday in Zakir Nagar area in Delhi.
The fire also burned seven cars and more than a dozen motorbikes parked on the ground floor of the building.

The cause of the fire is being investigated.
Fires are common in India, where building laws and safety norms are often flouted by builders and residents. In February, 17 people were killed by a fire in a six-story hotel in New Delhi that started in an unauthorized rooftop kitchen.


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