After receiving the call police and 28 fire engines reached the spot at around 12:20 am. All the occupants were rescued in time
NEW DELHI| A massive fire broke out in the slums of South-East Delhi’s Tughlakabad in the late hours on Monday, leaving hundreds of people homeless. Following the reports around 1,500 shanties were burnt.
After receiving the call police and 28 fire engines reached the spot at around 12:20 am said fire department official. He said all the occupants were rescued in time even as they were fast asleep.
The fire was doused at around 3:40 am. While speaking to ANI, Rajendra Prasad Meena, DCP South-East said, “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.”
“Locals are saying most people came out of their shanties after a fire broke. However, it cannot check as it is a big fire,” He further added.
The cooling process is underway and no casualty has been reported yet.