New Delhi, May 25 : Several hundred slum tenements were gutted early this morning in a devastating fire in Bawana JJ colony, with two persons admitted to hospital with burn injuries.
Fourteen fire tenders tried to control the blaze. This is the third fire incident in this slum area in the last two months.
Fire brigade staff reached the spot, but waited till the arrival of heavy police force, as they had been brickbatted in earlier incidents by irate slumdwellers.
Several thousand slumdwellers were rendered homeless in today's fire. Their belongings and identity papers were gutted. The cause of fire is not known.