Delhi Mundka Fire: A total of 27 deaths are reported now after a massive fire erupted in the three-story building in the Mundka area located in West Delhi. Several are severely injured and at least 50 people have been rescued from the incident site. Rescue operation is still in progress and the death toll will likely rise as many people are still missing. According to an initial inquiry, fire erupted on the first floor in the building of CCTV Cameras and Wifi Routers Manufacturers which housed the office of the firm. Meanwhile, the firm’s owners have been detained, and authorities are searching for the owners of the building.
Saddened Tweets About Delhi Mundka Fire
PM Narendra Modi
On Friday night of the incident, Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted while feeling their grief for the lives of the people who died in the building during the incident, and expressed condolences for their families. His tweet says, “Extremely saddened by the loss of lives due to a tragic fire in Delhi. My thoughts are with the bereaved families. I wish the injured a speedy recovery.”
As per the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), PM also announced an ex-gratia amount worth ₹2 lakh for the families of the members killed in the incident. While the financial assistance of ₹50,000 for those who got injured in this tragedy.
President Ram Nath Kovind
President Ram Nath Kovind expressed his feelings, saying he was distressed after hearing about the fire incident. He tweeted, “Distressed by the tragic fire accident at a building near Mundka Metro Station in Delhi. My condolences to the bereaved families. I wish for the speedy recovery of the injured.”
Union Home Minister Amit Shah
Union home minister Amit Shah also took to Twitter and said that the incident was “very sad”. He informed that he is in “constant touch with the concerned officials” and his “priority is to evacuate people and provide immediate treatment.”
He wrote in Hindi, “The incident of fire in Delhi’s Mundka is very sad. I am in constant touch with the concerned officials, the administration is engaged in relief and rescue work. NDRF is also reaching there soon. Our priority is to evacuate people and provide immediate treatment to the injured.”
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal was very “shocked and pained”. He wrote, “Shocked and pained to know abt this tragic incident. I am constantly in touch wid officers. Our brave firemen are trying their best to control the fire and save lives. God bless all.”