43 people have died and over 50 rushed to hospital as major fire broke out in Delhi's Filmistan at Rani Jhansi Road. As per reports 43 people have died in the incident and over 50 people were rushed to the hospital as a four storey building caught fire.
The doctors at LNJP hostpital have confirmed that over 50 people have been admitted to the hospital while 43 people have died in the incident. Some patients have also been admitted to the Safdarjung hospital.
Special emergency team has been created in the LNJP hospital to take care of the patients being brought in by the ambulances. The police sources have told us that the death toll could rise in the coming hours.
Cannaught Place ADO MK Sharma told India TV that the initial call was received at 5:22 am after which 3 units were released immediately which reached the spot withing 5-10 mins. Over all, more than 30 fire brigades reached the spot and the rescue operation is now complete. Some firefighters are still at the spot, the rest have been pulled back. Firefighters are saying that this could have been the biggest firefighting operation carried out in Delhi. The streets were also congested which made it an issue for large fire brigades to reach the spot.
Even the ambulances could not reach the spot because the road was blocked by the fire brigades. The firefighters carried out the wounded to the ambulances which then took them to the hospitals.
Heavy traffic has been reported in the area since the activity began.
A call about the fire was received at 5:22 AM following which 30 fire tenders were rushed to the spot.
No one is being allowed to go inside the area as the rescue operation has been going on for four hours.