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Cop Rescues Elderly Couple After Building Catches Fire In Delhi

Constable Vikram also cut the supply of the piped natural gas in the house, an officer said.New Delhi: The prompt action of a constable saved the lives of a senior-citizen couple who got trapped on the terrace of a building in south Delhi that caught fire, police said on Monday.The fire had broken out on the first floor of the building at Greater Kailash on Sunday. The main gate of the road leading to the location was locked, they said.Constable Vikram brought a hammer from the nearby shop and broke the lock so that the fire tenders could reach the spot straight away to douse the blaze. He also cut the supply of the piped natural gas in the house, an officer said.When Vikram was informed by the crowd gathered near the spot about the senior citizen couple, aged around 90, being stranded o

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More Than 20 Huts Burnt In Major Slum Fire In Delhi, No Casualties

A fire broke out at a factory in Sanjay Colony in Delhi's Okhla Phase II area.New Delhi: More than 20 shanties were gutted after a major fire broke out at a factory in Sanjay Colony in Delhi's Okhla Phase II area this morning.The incident happened near the Harkesh Nagar Okhla metro station in Delhi, which is located between Govind Puri and Jasola Apollo stations on the Violet Line.The fire broke out in a katran (waste cloth cutting) and later spread to the shanties following which approximately 20-22 shanties were gutted. A truck present at the spot also caught fire, a senior police officer said.According to Delhi Fire Service, a call about the fire was received at 2.23 am following which seven fire tenders were initially rushed to the spot. In total, 26 fire tenders were deployed and th

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