Fire Breaks Out at Delhi Income Tax Office; One Killed, Seven Rescued


New Delhi: One person died in the fire that broke out at the Central Revenue Building in the ITO area in New Delhi on Tuesday. A total of 21 fire tenders were rushed to the spot. The victim, a 46-year-old male, worked as an office superintendent there, they informed.

According to reports, seven people were rescued from the building while one person died during treatment. The 46-year-old victim, who was found unconscious on the floor, was declared dead at the hospital. He was an office superintendent, a senior police officer said.

The fire broke out in the building located opposite the old Police Headquarters, which is still occupied by the force for some of its units.

“We received a call at 3.07 pm, regarding a fire in the Income Tax CR building. We have rushed a total of 21 fire tenders. We have also informed the local police about the matter for further investigation and to maintain law and order,” officials of the fire service said.

“I got information at 4 pm that total of seven people — five men and two women were rescued safely by DFS from the third floor of the building. The process of dousing flames completely is still going on,” DFS chief Atul Garg said.

The Delhi police has been informed and further investigation with the forensic teams for the actual cause of fire is underway, said Garg.

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