Massive fire was spotted in 11 storey CGO complex at Central Delhi. Several ministries & government offices are occupied in CGO complex; it is located near Lodhi road and Barapullah flyover. Fire broke out at 5 th floor of the complex and fire services were alerted at 8.30 am. Up to 25 fire tenders were operated in the building to douse the fire blaze.
While dousing the flame, one Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) officer was injured, felt unconscious after inhaling the smoke and he was taken to AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Science) Hospital and he died subsequently. Initial investigation revealed that Short circuit is plausibly the cause of fire.
Fire a growing hazard in Delhi
In this New Year 2019, the national capital region is spotted most with crucible fire hazard;
January 08 2019: Fire broke out at Karawal Nagar in East Delhi which trapped 35 people
January 11 2019: Massive fire blaze at Furniture Market in West Delhi, more than 100 shanties were burnt
January 30, 2019: Four people were injured by fire blaze at Chemical factory in South Eastern Delhi
February 07, 2019: Major fire at Noida’s Metro Hospital and Heart Institute
February 12, 2019: 17 people killed in Fire accident at Karol Bagh’s Hotel Arpit palace in Central Delhi
February 13, 2019: 250 huts were burnt in Pashim puri slum at Central Delhi
February 14, 2019: Fire broke out at Archies Greeting card factory in Naraina Industrial area – Central Delhi
February 12, 2019: Fire blaze in Shoe factory in Narela Industrial area – North Delhi
Is Delhi becoming the hub for unsafe fire accidents?
The uninterrupted fire accidents in New Delhi were continuously ruining the lives of many people and devasting their properties. And it is making us to think whether Nation’s Capital is the venue for fire hazards? And for the most of the above mentioned accidents, Short circuit is the major root cause. If the Electrical safety audit and Fire Safety audit were done priorly and preventive action took aptly, these accidents might have prevented. Violating the Safety Laws & procedures only leads to havoc; it reminds the famous quote “Don’t learn Safety by Accidents”.