Mundka fire: Delhi CM Kejriwal orders probe, announces Rs 10 lakh relief for kin of deceased

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By: Express News Service | New Delhi |
Updated: May 14, 2022 12:25:19 pm

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal visits the tract of a monolithic occurrence adjacent the Mundka Metro Station, successful West Delhi, Saturday, May 14, 2022. (PTI Photo/Atul Yadav)

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has announced a compensation of Rs 10 lakh each for families of those who died successful the occurrence successful Mundka connected Friday. Those who person sustained injuries volition beryllium fixed Rs 50,000 arsenic compensation. Kejriwal has besides ordered a magisterial probe into the incident.

At slightest 27 radical died and respective others were injured erstwhile occurrence engulfed a four-storey commercialized gathering adjacent Mundka Metro presumption successful Outer Delhi.

“It was a monolithic fire, galore radical were killed, and their bodies were charred to the grade that they could not beryllium identified. We person deployed assistance to place the missing and the dead,” Kejriwal said.

Several radical were trapped wrong the building, with the constabulary saying that determination was conscionable 1 exit. Those who were stuck wrong broke windows and fashioned ropes retired of apparel to escape.

Fire officials battled the vigor and fume erstwhile they archetypal reached the gathering and the existent grade of the calamity became wide lone precocious into the nighttime erstwhile charred bodies were discovered.

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