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07 Dec 2019 | 10:44 PM UTC

India: Deadly fire breaks out in New Delhi December 8

A large fire breaks out in the Anaj Mandi area of New Delhi on December 8, leaving at least 35 people dead; rescue operations are ongoing



A fire broke out at a warehouse in the Anaj Mandi area of New Delhi on Sunday, December 8. The blaze started at approximately 05:22 (local time) and rescue operations are ongoing as of 09:50. At least 35 fatalities have been confirmed and over 50 people have been evacuated from the area. Officials have warned that the death toll may rise as emergency personnel continue to battle the fire.

A heightened security presence and localized traffic disruptions are anticipated in the area.


Individuals in New Delhi are advised to keep abreast of the situation, avoid the area of the fire, and obey all instructions issued by the local authorities.