Mundka fire: Delhi CM announces Rs 10 lakh compensation, orders inquiry

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday announced a compensation of Rs 10 lakh each to the kin of the deceased and Rs 50,000 for those injured in the Mundka building fire incident that claimed 27 lives.

Kejriwal and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia visited the site of the blaze to take stock of the situation.

“A magisterial inquiry has been ordered into the incident. The families of the deceased will be given a compensation of Rs 10 lakh, while the injured will be given Rs 50,000,” the chief minister said.

He said it was a massive blaze and the bodies were charred to such an extent that it has become difficult to identify them.

“The Delhi government has deployed help to identify the missing and the deceased,” Kejriwal added.

Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain had visited the site on Friday night.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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