Delhi: Major fire erupts in CP’s high-rise commercial building

NEW DELHI | Updated: 21 December, 2023 3:26 pm IST
Fire engulfed a high-rise commercial building at Connaught Place in New Delhi

NEW DELHI: A massive fire engulfed a high-rise commercial building at Connaught Place in New Delhi on Thursday, raising concerns about potential casualties and causing significant disruption in the bustling central business district. The fire department swiftly responded to the emergency call, which reported the blaze at Gopaldas Bhawan around 12.57 pm.

Videos captured at the scene depict a thick plume of smoke billowing from the affected floors, heightening the intensity of the situation. The authorities are currently working to contain the fire and assess the extent of the damage. Details regarding the cause of the fire and any potential casualties are yet to be officially confirmed.

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The building, situated on Barakhamba Road in Connaught Place, stands as a prominent landmark in the heart of Delhi’s commercial hub. The incident has drawn a large crowd of onlookers and emergency responders, with efforts underway to manage the situation and ensure the safety of those in the vicinity.

As the situation unfolds, authorities are expected to provide updates on the efforts to control the fire and investigate the circumstances that led to this alarming incident in one of Delhi’s most significant business districts.

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