A fire broke out at a coaching centre in Delhi’s Mukherjee Nagar area, leading to a harrowing scene as students were witnessed jumping out of windows to escape the flames. The incident, which occurred on Thursday, prompted a swift response from the authorities, with 11 fire tenders deployed to the site and rescue operations currently underway.
The fire reportedly started around 12:30 pm, causing panic among the students. In a video shared by the fire department, individuals, primarily students, can be seen being rescued by firefighters through the windows of the building. Despite the intense situation, there have been no reported casualties thus far.
According to Atul Garg, Director of Delhi Fire Service, the fire was triggered by an electric meter and has since been extinguished. He further stated that the fire was not of a massive scale, though four students sustained injuries during the incident. Suman Nalwa, PRO of the Delhi Police, confirmed that a few students were injured while attempting to escape from the building, emphasizing that no one was trapped inside. The fire originated in the electricity meter, causing panic as smoke engulfed the premises.
The fire-fighting operation is currently in progress, and the exact cause of the fire remains unknown. However, officials have reported that all individuals have been rescued from the building, and the fire-fighting operation has concluded. Fortunately, no significant injuries have been reported at this time, according to the Delhi Fire Department.
The incident serves as a reminder of the importance of fire safety measures in educational institutions. Investigations will be conducted to determine the cause of the fire and to prevent similar incidents in the future..
Sources By Agencies