Delhi, January 22: A fire broke out in a building in ITO area on Friday morning. According to an ANI update, at least 3 fire tenders were present at the spot. Fire fighting operations are underway to douse the flames. More details on this are awaited.

In a similar incident, a massive blaze left five people dead on Thursday at vaccine-maker Serum Institute's Pune facility, at a building that is under construction. A second fire broke out hours later and was brought under control. Fire at Serum Institute of India: Five Killed in Blaze at SII, Adar Poonawalla Offers Condolences; Covishield Production Safe.

Delhi: Fire Breaks Out in a Building in ITO Area

The five who died were contractual labourers, and Serum Institute announced a compensation of Rs 25 lakh each to their families. Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted to say he was anguished by the loss of lives.

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Jan 22, 2021 09:05 AM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website