firefighters extinguish fire (symbolic)
– Photo: Amar Ujala
Last year, 82 people died in 16,518 fire incidents in Delhi. According to the Delhi fire service, 722 people were injured in the blaze during this period. Most fires occurred in factories, the rest in commercial buildings and slums. Many of these factories and commercial establishments did not receive a Declaration of No Objection (NOC) from the Fire Department for having safe fire prevention facilities.