No lessons learnt from past incidents
New Delhi: What change after Bawana fire factory incident in 2018 where 17 persons died? a question which is now again raised after the hotel's inferno in Karol Bagh area. After Bawana tragedy, nothing seems to be changed on the ground. Many cases were reported from national capital where several people lost their lives in the fire. Last year in April, four members of a family died and an elderly man was injured in a fire that engulfed a five-floor building in northwest Delhi's Kohat Enclave. Again in April at least four people were killed after a fire broke out at a shoe godown in Sultanpuri area. In another case, two persons had died in a fire at a footwear-manufacturing unit in Narela. Investigators in the cases have found several lapses including less escape route, no fire NOC in the factory.
Recalling Uphaar tragedy
The Karol Bagh's hotel inferno had once again brought back Uphaar cinema tragedy. A fire at Uphaar cinema during the screening of Hindi film on June 13, 1997, killed 59 people.
Karol Bagh had seen past cases
The area where the fire incident took place had several hotels where not only Indian but foreign tourists also stays.
After the incident, many of the tourists came out from their hotels and were shocked. "We came for the meeting now after the incident and I will be returning home," said one of the tourists.
In the past also Karol Bagh witnessed has been on the limelight because of fire incidents.
In November last year, four people were killed and one person injured in a fire that broke out in a factory in Delhi's Karol Bagh.