NEW DELHI: A massive fire ripped through a three-storey commercial building near Mundka metro station in west Delhi Friday evening, leaving at least 14 dead and 12 injured, police said.
Around 60-70 people have been rescued from the building, the police said, adding some people are still trapped inside.
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According to fire department officials, information about the blaze was received around 4.40 pm following which 24 fire tenders were rushed to the spot.
"It's a tragic incident, 14 dead bodies confirmed and 12 people are injured," Deputy Commissioner of Police (Outer) Sameer Sharma said around 10 pm.
The fire broke out in a building near pillar number 544 of the Mundka metro station.(THE NEW INDIAN EXPRESS)