Sadar Bazar Major Fire Accident: An incident happened in Delhi that brought a drastic change in hundreds of lives. A massive Fire Accident in Delhi Sadar Bazar which was suspected because of the explosion of gas cylinders has turned about 350 huts into ashes and left hundreds of people on roads homeless. The accident is said to have happened on Monday evening at a reported time of 6:30 and the incident had been able to be brought under control only after three hours of reporting.
Delhi’s Sadar Bazar Major Fire Accident Turns 350 Huts into Ashes and Hundreds Homeless
Sadar Bazar Major Fire Accident – After the whole incident came under control, the fire brigade was blamed for not being on time without which the incident would not have been this serious. Nishant Kumar, a resident, and a ration shop owner said, “I was in my shop when I heard a loud noise. It sounded like some cylinders had exploded. Moments later, the fire had engulfed everything. I rushed to my house to retrieve some important documents but the fire had destroyed everything by then”.
Most of the homes were completely gutted by the time the mishap came under control at 09:30 PM. A majority of the residents there are the migrants from Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, and Madhya Pradesh states and they work as daily laborers. Known as JJ cluster, they arrived in the year 1975 as said by the Police.
“Had the fire brigade reached on time, a lot of homes could have been saved”, said a perfume shop owner, Sanjit Singh. “The first fire fighting vehicle came in almost 45 minutes after the blaze broke out, and it was almost half empty. By the time the next set of vehicles came in, everything was destroyed. The fire station is close by”, said Sadal Dev Mandal, owner of a poster shop.
Sadar Bazar main market is just 50 meters away from the spot where the fire broke out. An official from the Delhi Fire Service (DFS) told that they received a call at 6.44 PM and the fire was controlled by 9.30 PM. Cooling operations proceeded till late in the night.
The officials denied the rumors that they arrived late to the spot. An officer responded saying, “As the spot was not totally approachable by the fire tenders, a lot of time was consumed in setting the hose pipe and carrying it till the exact location. We also have to maintain certain water pressure and we had to work cautiously”.
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