Fire at 10storeyed residential building in Pitampura firemen rescue 100 residents

first_imgNEW DELHI: In yet another fire incidet in the capital a fire broke out at a 10-storeyed residential building in northwest Delhi’s Pitampura on Wednesday night. About 100 residents were safely rescued and no one was injured in the fire late Wednesday night, a fire official said. A few residents complained of mild suffocation after inhaling fumes, but did not require medical attention, Chief Fire Officer Atul Garg said.The fire broke out on a fifth-floor apartment around 1 am and spread to other floors. Fifteen fire tenders took nearly three hours to extinguish the flames, the official said. Furniture and other household items were damaged, the official said, adding that the exact cause of the fire was yet to be ascertained. Also Read – Kejriwal ‘denied political clearance’ to attend climate meet in DenmarkSince it was a multi storey building, the level of tragedy could have been worse but the fire deprtment which acted swiftly saved the people struck inside and averted the tragedy. People were seen crying for help. Since the fire was at the fifth floor the floor above it were mostly affected and required immediate help. The timely action of the Fire brigade managed to save several lives. It took several hours for the firemen to douse the flames and rescue the residents of the building.last_img read more

Chair of Security Council sanctions committee assesses peace process in Sierra Leone

During his stay, Ambassador Adolfo Zinser of Mexico is scheduled to hold discussions with President Ahmad Tejan Kabbah and members of his cabinet, as well as the Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Sierra Leone, Oluyemi Adeniji, and other senior officials of the UN Mission in Sierra Leone (UNAMSIL).The sanctions committee was set up in 1997 to monitor and report on violations of the arms embargo imposed against Sierra Leone when a military junta overthrew the democratically elected Government of President Kabbah in May of that year.Meanwhile, Mr. Adeniji this week visited several towns bordering Liberia to assess the refugee and returnee situation in the area.He also crossed the Mano River Bridge to Bo Waterside in Liberia, where he sought assurances from the Liberians that refugees and returnees were being allowed to cross freely into Sierra Leone.Mr. Adeniji said it was “an irony of fate” that the inflow of refugees is in the opposite direction than in the past – now from Liberia to Sierra Leone. read more

PSG Handball – French champions

Cesson-Renneschampions du francefrench championsNantesParis handballPSG Handball ← Previous Story Momir Ilic next three years in MKB Veszprem! Next Story → Nandor Fazekas (MKB Veszprem): “The referees were against us” PSG Handball had their first matchball yesterday against Cesson-Rennes, and they used it. They’ve beaten Cesson-Rennes with 32-27, and have been crowned French Champions! The team has been dominating the French league this season, and have recorded so far only one defeat – the one against Nantes. With such form, their victory and trophy are well deserved. read more