At least 27 people have been killed and 12 injured in a fire that engulfed a four-story office building in Delhi, according to rescue services.
Officers had to break windows and use ropes to rescue more than 70 individuals who were trapped inside the building when the blaze broke out.
A flame near the Mundka metro station in the western part of India’s capital was put out by more than 20 fire trucks.
The fire may have been triggered by a short circuit.
Two people have been taken into custody, according to reports in the Indian media.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi pledged 200,000 rupees (£2,118; $2,580) in compensation to the next-of-kin of each victim in his condolences.
Rescue efforts resumed so after the fire was put out. Sunil Choudhary, deputy chief fire officer, was reported by Times of India as stating “It would take time considering the expanse of the territory.”
On the second day, the majority of the corpses were apparently discovered.
Jogi Ram Jain, a local official, said early studies revealed that the fire was started by a short circuit and that the structure lacked sufficient certification for fire safety.
We have started an investigation and stern punishment would be taken against any municipal officials found to be at fault,’ he was reported as saying by the Hindustan Times.

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