NEW DELHI: A multi-storey building of housing offices Indian Air Force (IAF) and many other government department caught fire on Wednesday.
There have been no reports of casualties but the footage showed flames engulfing several stories of the structure located in Pandit Deendayal Antyodaya Bhawan in the CGO complex.
Many central government offices, including a branch of the Indian Air Force, Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation and Ministry of Forest “operate out of the building” Hindustan Times reports.
A security personnel died of injuries after a fire broke out at a building that houses several important government offices in central Delhi this morning. A security personnel was taken to hospital after inhaling the smoke. 25 fire engines were sent to the location near the busy Lodhi Road and the Barapullah flyover.
The blaze, has been brought under control, started on the fifth floor of the Pandit Deendayal Antyodaya Bhawan, at the office of the Social Justice Ministry.
Fire tenders were deployed to the engulfed building to extinguish the fire.