Massive fire breaks out at East Delhi's cloth market with no casualty

Source: Xinhua| 2019-08-13 16:54:12|Editor: Shi Yinglun
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NEW DELHI, Aug. 13 (Xinhua) -- A massive fire broke out in a three-storey building at a famous cloth market in East Delhi on Tuesday morning. No human casualty was reported, and the fire is said to have been extinguished.

Speaking to Xinhua, senior official at Delhi Fire Services department D.K. Rai said that the fire broke out at around 07:30 local time at the Gandhi Nagar cloth market, and as many as 21 fire tenders were rushed to the spot.

"There are no human deaths. There was no access to the building on fire, and we had to reach out from the adjacent buildings. The fire has been extinguished now," he said over the phone.

He added that a few shops in the vicinity were also damaged due to the fire.

Meanwhile, media reports quoted Delhi's Chief Fire Officer Atul Garg as saying that efforts were being made to know the exact cause of the fire.

The Gandhi Nagar cloth market is one of the biggest wholesale textile markets in the country, supplying readymade garments and fabric to cloth markets across the country, particularly in north India.