Update: Angry residents pelted stones at fire engines, injuring one worker. They say that many cyinders had bursted due to the fire. The road block towards slum made the mob furious. The cause of the fire hasn’t been identified yet.
New Delhi: Massive fire broke out in shanties in Delhi’s Rithala late on Sunday. 40 fire tenders rushed to the spot. Heavy black smoke and tall flames were seen in the Rithala area due to the fire in the slums. Several shanties and a private vehicle was gutted in the fire.
“The operation is on. The cause of the fire could not be known yet,” an official said, adding that senior police officials of the district and the fire department chief have rushed to the spot to take note of the situation.
No immediate casualties were reported.