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PHOTOS: 500 houses gutted in massive fire in Delhi slum

April 25, 2014 11:59 IST

PHOTOS: 500 houses gutted in massive fire in Delhi slum

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A massive fire broke out in a slum cluster in south Delhi's Vasant Kunj area on Friday gutting 500 jhuggis.

No causalities have been reported so far.

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Image: Smoke rises from the fire at Vasant Kunj, Delhi
Photographs: @prashantrana/Twitter

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The fire department officials said that around 27 fire tenders were rushed to the spot to douse the flames.

"Fire was reported at 8.30 am and fire tenders were immediately rushed to the spot. Plastic and wood kept in an open yard in the area also fuelled the fire," said A K Sharma, director of the Delhi Fire Service.

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Image: 25 fire tenders have been rushed to the spot
Photographs: @madhulika_s/Twitter

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Heavy smoke filled the area as the blaze spread and small cylinders kept in the jhuggis exploded.

"The reason behind the fire is yet to be ascertained.


Image: The houses destroyed in the fire
Photographs: ANI/Twitter
Tags: Delhi

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