Fire mishap: Case against organisers, compensation announced

Fire mishap: Case against organisers, compensation announced

Police sources said the organisers had not taken the requisite permission from fire brigade and police for holding the meeting and a case has been registered against them.
Fourteen eunuchs were killed and over 40 others injured last night when a major fire swept through the community hall in Nand Nagri where the congregation of the community was taking place.

Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, who visited the injured at the GTB Hospital along with Health Minister A K Walia, said a compensation of Rs two lakh each will be given to the next of kin of those killed in the fire.

The seriously injured will get Rs 50,000 each while those who have sustained minor injuries will get Rs 5000 each.

She also directed the hospital administration to take proper care of the injured.
Sources said prima facie the reason for the fire appeared to be a short circuit in the kitchen area and that the fire spread from there.

The tents erected on the grounds of the community hall were completely gutted and the entire premises were engulfed in flames.

Delhi government has ordered a thorough probe into the fire incident