6 killed in massive fire in Delhi’s Okhla area

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Around seven cars and 19 motorcycles were destroyed in the fire, the officials said. Photo: ANI.

Six people were killed and 10 injured in a massive fire at Zakir Nagar in the Okhla area here in the early hours of Tuesday (August 6), fire officials said.

The call about the fire in a four-storey building was received at 2:32 a.m. after which eight fire tenders were rushed to the spot, they said.

The fire occurred in a four-storey residential building due to short circuit in electric metres, which was doused by 5:25 a.m, they said. Around seven cars and 19 motorcycles were destroyed in the fire, the officials said, adding that further details are awaited.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said that the cause of the deadly fire in the city’s Zakir Nagar area will be probed and that he would be visiting the spot. “Shocked to know about the loss of lives in Zakir Nagar fire. I am inspecting the incident spot & Del govt will provide all help to affected families. Cause of fire will be probed,” Kejriwal posted on Twitter.