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In four months, 116 died in various incidents, 467 were injured

New Delhi: In just four months of 2019 (till April), the Delhi Fire Services (DFS) received 9,368 calls regarding different types of incidents. The national capital has witnessed 29 cases of fire incidents. The Fire Department said that most of the calls reported were of garbage dump fires. The DFS data accessed by Millennium Post revealed that as many as 116 persons died and 467 were injured in various incidents. "The injured were rescued by the fire department," said chief fire officer (DFS) Atul Garg.

Recently, on counting day of Lok Sabha polls (May 23), more than 100 fire personnel rescued 30 people from Vishal Bhawan in Nehru Place area. "The rescue operation took about one and a half hours and that no one was injured in the incident. All the fire personnel worked very hard to save people trapped in the building," added Garg.

The data further revealed that in January-2,214 calls were received whereas, in February-1,822, March-2,251 and April-3,081 calls were attended. "In January-33 persons died, February-32, March-26 and April-25 persons killed in different incidents which includes fire incidents. The city already witnessed three serious fire incidents, 13 medium category fire and 13 make six category fire," added the data.

In January-134 persons, February-134, March-12 and April-187 persons injured in different incidents. "DFS rescued the injured persons,"

said Garg.

In February this year, as many as 17 guests died after a massive fire gutted a four-floor hotel in Central Delhi's Karol Bagh area. In March, a 57-year-old Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) sub-inspector died while saving other people from a major fire at the office of the Ministry of Social Justice in South Delhi's CGO Complex.

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