At least 27 people have been killed in a fire that broke out in an office building on the outskirts of New Delhiannounced the rescue services.
“The fire is now out. The death toll is 27. The search operation is underway. “said a member of the fire service at the French Agency.
Another 40 people suffered burns and are being treated. According to local media, citing police 60-70 people were rescued.
The fire started in a four-storey building in the western suburbs of the Indian capital, late in the afternoon. According to police authorities, the building housed company offices.
Fires are common in Indiabecause safety regulations are often not followed.