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Fire breaks out in East Delhi, emergency services rescue 40 people

Residents in the building rushed to the terrace, making it easier for fire fighters to rescue them and helping avert another major fire tragedy in Delhi.

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New Delhi: A major tragedy was averted after 40 people were rescued from a building in east Delhi when a fire broke out in the early hours of Thursday, an official said.

Plastic waste materials were stored on the ground floor of the four-storey building in Krishna Nagar area, while people lived on the the upper floors and it had only a single staircase, Delhi Fire Services director Atul Garg said.

Five fire tenders were rushed to the spot after receiving a call at 2.10 am about the blaze. All the residents went to the terrace as the fire broke out and, therefore, the rescue operation were easy as compared to other such incidents, the official said.

Forty people were rescued from the building and the fire was doused by 4 am, the official added.

Also read: AAP and BJP shrug off blame, then target each other over Delhi fire that killed 43 people


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