A huge fire was reported at the Lok Nayak Bhawan in Delhi today and, according to authorities, as many as 26 fire tenders were rushed to the area to douse the flames. The entire edifice was covered in flames and firemen were seen trying to get their equipment into place to stop the flames from spreading. Lok Nayak Bhawan is next to Central Delhi’s iconic Khan Market. The building houses offices of many government offices such as those of the Central Bureau of Investigation, Enforcement Directorate and the Income-Tax Department, as well as other government departments such as Raj Bhasha. The building also has shops on the ground floor. Officials from the fire department also told ANI that the fire appears to have begun on have started on the fourth floor of the building.
— ANI (@ANI_news) July 24, 2017
Officials from the Delhi Fire Service told PTI that they received a call about the fire close to 4 PM. Officials from the fire department have told news wire agency ANI that all the people who were inside the building have been rescued. The Delhi Fire Service says that it is making all efforts to douse the flames at the Lok Nayak Bhawan.
Earlier this month, four people of the same family had died after a fire broke out in a four storey building in Seemapuri area of the national capital. According to the residents, a short circuit had caused the fire on the ground floor of the building. A police officer told the Indian Express that a family living on the second floor of the building died due to suffocation as they tried to escape.