Fire breaks out at Air India Building near Delhi Airport Terminal 1

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 05 April 2019, 02:41 PM
22 fire tenders were pressed into service to control the flames. (Image Credit: News Nation)
22 fire tenders were pressed into service to control the flames. (Image Credit: News Nation)

A fire broke out at Air India building near Terminal 1 of Delhi Airport. According to reports, fire tenders have reached the spot and efforts are on to douse the fire.

22 fire tenders were pressed into service to control the flames. No casualties were reported. 

The development comes just three days after a major fire broke out at an illegal plastic factory Samaypur Badli area of the national capital.

Earlier on Sunday, a fire broke out in the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Trauma Centre, forcing evacuation of scores of patients. No casualties were reported.

The blaze also affected services at the Trauma Centre, which caters to patients from all across the National Capital Region, apart from the city. 

"The fire damaged several of the surgical equipments in the operation theatre but there was no report of any casualty as the patients and doctors were evacuated on time. The fire is under control but the operation (to douse it) is still on," an official was quoted as saying by IANS.

According to data accessed by IANS through the Right to Information (RTI) Act, the total sanctioned posts of the Fire Fighting Staff is 3,312, out of that 1,583 posts are vacant.

First Published: Friday, April 05, 2019 01:34 PM
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