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Delhi's Mundka fire: All bodies severely burnt, says hospital authorities; 7 identified so far

National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), Civil Defence and Police personnel at the incident site after a massive fire broke out in a building, near Mundka Metro Station, in New Delhi on Friday (Amit Sharma)Premium
National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), Civil Defence and Police personnel at the incident site after a massive fire broke out in a building, near Mundka Metro Station, in New Delhi on Friday (Amit Sharma)

  • A help desk has been set up at the Sanjay Gandhi Memorial Hospital to provide information to those whose family members are missing or injured in the Mundka fire incident

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Of the 27 retrieved bodies, only 7 have been identified till Saturday afternoon in the massive fire incident that engulfed a 4-storey building near Delhi's Mundka metro station yesterday. Officials at the Sanjay Gandhi Hospital, where the retrieved bodies and the injured were taken, informed that family members are still looking for missing persons. 

Dr SK Arora, MS, Sanjay Gandhi Hospital, told news agency ANI, “We received 27 dead bodies. All severely burnt and charred. Of these, 7 bodies have been identified. Relatives still coming for identification process. Atleast 7 other families are looking for their members among the bodies."

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.

The rescue operations

The search operations were initiated by National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) on Friday night soon after the incident occurred.

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.

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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