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At least 34 are dead after a fire ripped through a building in a New Delhi market

Added 12-08-19 12:14:02am EST - “Fire Services chief Atul Garg said the blaze was put out by 25 fire trucks and the rescue operation completed.” - Businessinsider.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Businessinsider.com: “At least 34 are dead after a fire ripped through a building in a New Delhi market”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

NEW DELHI (AP) — At least 34 people died on Sunday in a major fire that broke out in a building in a grains market in central New Delhi, a doctor in a government-run hospital said.

Dr. Kishore Singh said the victims were brought to the hospital by rescuers. Another 15 people were being treated for burns or smoke inhalation. They are in stable condition, Singh said.

Fire Services chief Atul Garg said the blaze was put out by 25 fire trucks and the rescue operation completed. He said that 56 people had been moved out of the area.

Fires are common in India, where building laws and safety norms are often flouted by builders and residents. In December, a late-night fire in a Mumbai restaurant killed 15 people.

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