As a result of a fire that broke out in one of the buildings of the capital of India, Delhi, 27 people died and 40 were injured.
According to NDTV, a fire broke out in a 4-storey building in the west of the city near the Mundka metro station.
The Delhi Police said at least 27 people were killed and 40 injured in the fire.
The police said that about 60 people were rescued, search and rescue work continues.
It is not excluded that the death toll may increase. The cause of the fire is not yet known.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi shared a tweet of condolences on Twitter: “I deeply regret the victims of the tragic fire in Delhi. I share the grief of the families and wish a speedy recovery to those affected.”
Modi announced that the families of the dead would be paid about $2,500 and the injured about $650.
Insufficient maintenance and lack of suitable firefighting equipment in India sometimes cause a large number of deaths.
In 2019, a house fire in New Delhi killed 43 people.
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