14 shanties gutted in Delhi fire

Three, including two children, injured.

More than 14 shanties were gutted after a fire broke out in Vasant Kunj area of South West district early on Friday, police said. Three people, including two children, suffered minor burn injuries.

Police said a call was received at Vasant Kunj (South) Police station at 2.45 a.m. regarding a fire at Bangali Basti in Rangpuri area. The informer added that the blaze broke out at a garbage heap near jhuggis.

“Around 14 jhuggis got burnt; nine fire tenders rushed to the spot to control fire. The fire was brought under control in an hour,” said a police officer.

A local resident identified as Mukesh suffered burn injuries while trying to save two children aged four and two respectively. The children also suffered minor injuries, the officer added.

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