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55 killed, over 300 injured in fire in first 5 months of 2024: Official data

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New Delhi, May 27: Fire has taken 55 lives and injured more than 300 people in the capital so far this year, according to the official data revealed on Monday.

According to the data by Delhi Fire Services (DFS), 16 people were killed in fire in January, another 16 in February, 12 in March, four in April, and seven till May 26.

Fire incidents led to 51 injuries in January, 42 in February, 62 in March, 78 in April, and 71 till May 26.

From January 1 to May 26, the DFS received 8,912 fire-related calls.

According to the data, 36 people had lost their lives during the same period in 2023.

“The number of fire calls increased to 32.26 per cent this year. According to the data, a total 6,436 calls related to the fire were received from January 1 to May 26, last year, but this year the number has gone up by more than 32 per cent with 8,912 fire related calls during the same period,” an official of the Delhi Fire Services said.

“Last year 36 people had lost their lives, this year total 55 people have so far lost their lives,” the official added.

On Sunday, six newborn died after a massive fire broke out at a private children's hospital in east Delhi's Vivek Vihar.

The blaze broke out at the Baby Care New Born Hospital at around 11.30 pm on Saturday and soon spread to two other adjacent buildings.

Sixteen fire tenders were pressed into service to douse the blaze and a massive rescue operation went underway to bring out 13 children from the hospital. Six of them died.

Police had said that one child had already died before the fire broke out.

 

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