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A bystander said early action by the fire authorities could have prevented it from spreading. File pic

Fire triggers stampede at slum cluster in Delhi's Sultanpuri; 8 injured

Eight people suffered minor injuries during a stampede which happened when a fire broke out at a slum cluster in outer Delhi’s Sultanpuri.

Atul Garg, director of the Delhi Fire Services, told the media on Friday (March 3) that they had received a call about the fire at 12.13 am, following which 21 fire tenders were deployed.

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According to the fire department, 200 shanties were completely gutted in the fire. The fire triggered a stampede and eight people sustained minor injuries, said Garg, adding that they were administered first-aid.

Those injured were identified has Surajmal (72), Kapoor (50), Sagar (25), Pappu (55), Babloo (65), Kawar Singh (52), Raj Singh (72) and Chand (55), he added.

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