27 killed in Delhi fire


International Desk: At least 26 people have been killed in a fire at a four-story commercial building in Delhi, India.

At least 50 people have so far been rescued from the building in the blaze that broke out on Friday afternoon, Reuters quoted Delhi Police as saying.

The fire near the Mundka metro station west of the capital has killed at least 12 people and injured dozens more, the BBC has learned.

Delhi Police said firefighters were working to put out the blaze at midnight.

The four-story building was rented by various companies and used for commercial purposes, police said in a statement.

According to the BBC, firefighters and police using ropes smashed windows and rescued people trapped inside the building.


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