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Delhi Cong demands Rs 25L for families of dead persons

NEW DELHI: Delhi Congress Committee Working President Haroon Yusuf on Tuesday a expressed deep shock and sorrow at the death of six persons due to a raging fire at Jamia Nagar in South East Delhi.

Yusuf demanded that Rs 25 lakh should be given to the families of the dead persons as the Rs 5 lakh announced by the Arvind Kejriwal Government was too little, and small consolation for the families of the deceased.

Yusuf said that it was a major tragedy in which six innocent persons lost their lives and many others were seriously injured.

Yusuf further said that he himself had visited the spot and saw the plight of the people as the fire seemed to have caused due to a short-circuit and the workers of the electricity department took over one and a half hours to reach the spot to disconnect the affected meter.

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