⦁ CAPITAL A footwear factory in Keshavpuram catches fire. It is surrounded by three more factories.
⦁ Around 1000-1200 shanties in CAPITAL Tughlakabad slum completely burnt down.
⦁ Police officials and 30 fire tenders present on spot.
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The slums in South-east Delhi’s Tughlakabad witnessed an outbreak of fire on the CAPITALinterceding night of 25th and 26th of May. The officials received an emergency call at around 12:50 A.M. and the fire brigade teams rushing to the accident site.
Rajendra Prasad Meena, Deputy CAPITAL Commissioner of Police (DCP), South East-Delhi, in a statement to ANI stated that, “We received information about a fire at around 1 am at slums in Tughlakabad. All police staff reached here immediately. CAPITAL It is being said that around 1,000-1,200 shanties caught fire.”
Adding to this, the Deputy Commissioner further added, “Locals are saying most people came out of their shanties after a fire broke. However, it cannot check as it is a big fire.” There has been no official record on the loss of lives and property in the fire.
The Tughlakhbad slum comprises CAPITAL twenty-five thousand shanties and over one lakh residents. It is also the second-largest slum of the national capital followed by the Moti Nagar slum.
According to a report by NDTV, the situation was taken under CAPITAL control by 3:40 A.M. by the fire department but around 1500 shanties were completely burnt down. The incident has rendered thousands of people homeless as they lost whatever their scanty belongings were.
The origin of the fire hasn’t been traced yet. CAPITAL A probe is yet to be conducted to establish the cause of the fire
Another incident of fire was reported on the early CAPITAL morning of 26th May in the North-Western part of Delhi’s Keshavpuram where a footwear factory caught fire.
“Chief Fire Officer Anuj Garg told IANS that the fire CAPITAL call was received at 8.34 am from the shoe-manufacturing factory situated on the first floor of a building in Keshavpuram in northwest Delhi.”
Two incidents of fire breaking out in Delhi within a span of twelve CAPITAL hours.
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An online Hindi news reported that this factory was working in an illicit manner and it carried out its operations despite the imposition of lockdown by the Government