In a close shave for BJP MP B Sriramulu, a massive fire broke out at his residence in New Delhi. The incident took place earlier today in the Sriramulu’s residence on Feroz Shah Road. It has been learnt that his children suffered minor injuries as his family has reportedly escaped narrowly. The situation is now under control, the report says.
Earlier this year, a fire broke out in the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO). According to news agency ANI, ten fire tenders were rushed to South Block, Raisina Hills to douse the fire, which was controlled within 20 minutes. There were no reports of any injuries. South Block comprises the PMO as well as the key ministries of Defence and External Affairs, as well as the office of the National Security Advisor, Cabinet Secretary and Foreign Secretary.
A similar fire incident occurred in South Block last year on the upper ground floor of the PMO, in a conference room.
Over the years, there have been several such accidents in government buildings in the national capital. The most recent was the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal’s office at Lok Nayak Bhawan. Though no casualty was reported, prima facie, it appeared that a short circuit in the compressor of an air-conditioning unit, installed inside the cafeteria on the fourth floor, caused the fire. The building, which houses the Enforcement Directorate headquarters, also has offices of the CBI, Income Tax, and the National Disaster Response Force.