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3 fire incidents in Delhi; one dies


Three separate incidents of fire have been reported in the national capital since last night and a man died in one of them.

The first incident took place in south Delhi’s Kotla Mubarakpur where a fire broke out in a commercial establishment around 1 AM.

According to the Delhi Fire Service, a call was received around 1.10 AM and four fire engines were rushed to the spot.

"The fire was at second and third floor of the building. We managed to douse the fire within 40 minutes," a fire department official said.

He said "three persons were present inside the building but two managed to come out soon after the blaze" and the body of a 52-year-old man was recovered from the third floor.

The official said the man identified as Lalendra, who was a driver, was believed to have trapped inside the building.

The second incident was reported when an Uttar Pradesh Roadways bus caught fire near Sarai Kale Khan bus stand around 8.40 AM.

The driver noticed smoke coming out from the engine and passengers immediately got down from the bus.

The officials said two fire tenders engines were rushed to the spot at Sarai Kale Khan and it took them around two hours to completely control the blaze.

The bus was coming from UP and going towards Rewari in Haryana and the vehicle was charred.

In the third incident, a Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) low floor bus caught fire in Khanpur area here. The vehicle caught fire around 11.30 AM while it was going towards Mehrauli.

Fire officials said two fire engines were rushed to the spot and it took them two hours to douse the fire. No one was injured in both the bus incidents.