At least 35 persons trapped in a fire at second and third floors of a building in Delhi were rescued by a team of Delhi Police, working together with other agencies, a senior police officer said on Tuesday. The incident was reported at a building in Karawal Nagar in east Delhi, he said, adding those residing in the building were trapped in the fire.
"A fire broke out on Monday evening at a building in Karawal Nagar in east Delhi trapping those living in the building. Teams of local police and Traffic Police, PCR, Delhi Fire Service and NDMA rushed to the spot and launched the rescue operation," a senior police officer said.
"Ropes were used to enter the building. They fixed several ladders with ropes and managed to rescue all the 35 trapped persons from the second and third floors and also those at its roof," he said.
The fire was brought under control after the rescue operation was over, he added.