Delhi's Mundka fire: All bodies severely burnt, says hospital authorities; 7 identified so far
Dr SK Arora, MS, Sanjay Gandhi Hospital, told news agency ANI, “We received 27 dead bodies. All severely burnt and charred. Of these, 7 bodies have been identified. Relatives still coming for identification process. Atleast 7 other families are looking for their members among the bodies."
Information about the injured:
Meanwhile, a help desk has been set up at the Sanjay Gandhi Memorial Hospital to provide the correct information to those whose family members are missing or injured and admitted to the hospital.
All that you need to know:
Family members can ascertain about the missing persons or inform the desk about them on the helpline number 011-25195529, 011-25100093.
A WhatsApp number has also been rolled out for the purpose which, according to the notice, is 91 7982661695.
The rescue operations
The search operations were initiated by National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) on Friday night soon after the incident occurred.
Sameer Sharma, DCP Outer District, informed news agency PTI, "Rescue mission is on. NDRF is checking if there are more bodies, 27 bodies have been recovered so far, but 25 of them haven't been identified. The forensic team will check DNA samples while 27-28 missing complaints have been registered."
Regarding the searches in the Mundka fire incident, another official hinted that it will continue for another 3 to 4 hours. "The search operation is going on continuously. We have found small parts of bodies on the second floor," said Vikash Saini, Assistant Commandant, NDRF.
A total of 27 people and 12 were injured in the fire yesterday. A total of 50 people have been rescued so far, according to the Deputy Commissioner of Police (Outer District) Sameer Sharma.
(With inputs from agencies)