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  • Anurag Goswami

Fire broke out at a coaching centre in Mukherjee Nagar area of New Delhi on June 15

A massive fire broke out at a coaching centre in Gyana building located near Batra Cinema in Mukherjee Nagar Area of northwest New Delhi on June 15. The tragic incident took place at around 12:30 pm inducing a chaotic situation in the area.

According to the reports, the building is of three-storeys and houses three-four divisions of UPSC coaching centres and several other commercial offices. The fire erupted on the ground floor where the main electricity board was located. The cause of the blaze was short circuit on the electricity board which later spread out to the upper floors of the building. Around 250 students from different coaching centres were attending the classes at the time of the incident.

This situation raised a wave of panic among the people who were inside the building and also among the locals of the area. The area was soon engulfed with billowing smoke. The fire department and the police department were soon informed regarding the horrendous situation.

Around 11 fire tenders rushed to the spot to fight the flames. They firstly evacuated all the people from the building and then started extinguishing the flame. They faced a lot of difficulties while fighting the blaze due to the billowing smoke, but after around 2 hours they were able to douse off the blaze.

As per reports, a total of 61 people were admitted to three different hospitals for medical attention and were later discharged after first aid. Moreover, several students rappelled down the windows of the building using ropes and wires in a bid to escape such menacing situation. Around 12 students suffered minor injuries while climbing down the building using ropes. Furthermore, a case u/s 336/337/338/120B/34 IPC has also being registered in PS Mukherjee Nagar and further investigation is in progress.

The analysts of Cybertech Risk Center generated real-time alerts on this incident and closely monitored the situation providing its clients with timely alerts about the same. We at Cybertech Risk center covers Explosion, High Rise Fire, Industrial Fire, Structure Fire, Vehicle Fire under the “Fire” category that could be the reason of disruption for the client’s business continuity process, working in collaboration with NC4 providing pan India coverage.

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