1 5K died in fires accidents in 5 yrs DFS dealt with 1 5L calls

  • | Wednesday | 14th April, 2021

The fire service continued to make sincere endeavours in protecting the life and property of the citizens," an official said. The data from DFS further showed that in the last five years, over 1.47 lakh calls were attended to by fire officials. Last year 25,709 calls in from 64 fire stations (including three-day time operating fire stations at Geetanjali Enclave, Jasola and Yamuna Vihar) were received," the data showed. In one such case in 2018, 17 people, including 10 women, died in a major fire at a two-storey firecracker warehouse in north Delhi's Bawana Industrial Area. In this tragic incident, 45 persons (including nine children) lost their lives and 21 persons (including six children) were injured.

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