Seven people were killed in a major fire that broke out in the shanties of the Gokulpuri area in the national capital on Friday night.
Delhi Fire Service department said on Saturday that the fire was brought under control last night. Seven bodies were also recovered from the site of the incident, reported ANI.
As many as 13 fire tenders rushed to the site after several reports of a massive fire were received, the fire department informed.
Based on the first impression, the fire appears to have engulfed 60 shanties, officials said.
The Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police of Northeast Delhi, Devesh Kumar Mahla said, "t 1 am there was a fire incident in Gokalpuri PS area. Immediately teams reached the spot with all rescue equipment. We also contacted the fire department that responded very well. We could douse the fire by around 4 am."
Meanwhile, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal expressed his grief over the incident. He tweeted in Hindi, "Heard the sad news early in the morning. I will go to the spot and meet the affected people personally."