Sat. Jun 15th, 2024

Seven infants died and 27 people were killed in two separate fires in India, in addition to significant material damage, in the capital, New Delhi, in the city of Rajkot, in the state of Gujarat, western India.

The first fire occurred in a childcare center in the Vivek Vihar area, east of Delhi, where rescuers were able to transfer 12 newborn babies to a nearby hospital, but 7 of them died due to smoke inhalation.


In a separate incident, a major fire broke out in an amusement park in the city of Rajkot. The fire caused major destruction, and it was declared under control after intense efforts by firefighting teams. The police commissioner reported that the number of bodies recovered reached 24, while rescue teams continue their efforts to search for survivors. .

Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his deep sorrow over the loss of life, stressing his condolences to the families of the victims. He also directed immediate rescue and relief operations to be conducted in the area of the accident, and to search for the causes of the two accidents.

It is noteworthy that fires are common in India due to poor construction methods and failure to adhere to safety rules. Last February 11 people were killed in a fire that broke out in a paint factory in New Delhi. At least 27 people also died, and dozens were injured in a massive fire in a four-storey commercial building. In the city in 2022.

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