Delhi’s Mundka fire: 2 bodies identified; help desk set up for missing, injured

Of the 27 retrieved bodies, only 25 have been identified till Saturday afternoon in the massive fire incident that engulfed a 4-storey building near Delhi’s Mundka metro station yesterday. The search operations were initiated by National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) on Friday night soon after the incident occurred. 

The rescue operations

Sameer Sharma, DCP Outer District, informed news agency PTI, “Rescue mission is on. NDRF is checking if there are more bodies, 27 bodies have been recovered so far, but 25 of them haven’t been identified. The forensic team will check DNA samples while 27-28 missing complaints have been registered.” 

Regarding the searches in the Mundka fire incident, another official hinted that it will continue for another 3 to 4 hours.  “The search operation is going on continuously. We have found small parts of bodies on the second floor,” said Vikash Saini, Assistant Commandant, NDRF.

Information about the injured: 

Meanwhile, a help desk has been set up at the Sanjay Gandhi Memorial Hospital to provide the correct information to those whose family members are missing or injured and admitted to the hospital.

All that you need to know: 

  • Family members can ascertain about the missing persons or inform the desk about them on the helpline number 011-25195529, 011-25100093.
  • A WhatsApp number has also been rolled out for the purpose which, according to the notice, is 91 7982661695.

A total of 27 people and 12 were injured in the fire yesterday. A total of 50 people have been rescued so far, according to the Deputy Commissioner of Police (Outer District) Sameer Sharma.

(With inputs from agencies)

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