Major fire breaks out at slums in Delhi’s Tughlakabad

New Delhi: A massive fire broke out in the slums of South-East Delhi’s Tughlakabad on the intervening night of Monday and Tuesday.

“We received information about a fire at around 1 am at slums in Tughlakabad. All police staff reached here immediately. It is being said that around 1,000-1,200 shanties caught fire,” Rajendra Prasad Meena, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), South East, told ANI.

“Locals are saying most people came out of their shanties after a fire broke. However, it cannot check as it is a big fire,” he said.

Firefighting operations are underway and no casualty has been reported so far, Meena further said.

According to a fire official, the department got the call at 12:15 am.

“Around 30 fire tenders are present at the spot. The situation is under control. No casualty has been reported so far,” he said.

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