Major Fire Burns Down Over 400 Slum Quarters In Delhi

19/10/2015 9:38 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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An Indian resident stands in front of the charred remains of her damagaed home after a fire broke out in a makeshift settlement in New Delhi on April 25, 2014. More than 600 homes were destroyed in the blaze. The cause of the fire is not yet known, fire department officials said. AFP PHOTO/RAVEENDRAN (Photo credit should read RAVEENDRAN/AFP/Getty Images)

NEW DELHI -- A major fire broke out in Mongolpuri area in Delhi early on Monday and around 400 jhuggis (slum dwellings) were razed to the ground.

28 fire tenders were rushed to the spot to douse the flames and there has been slow but steady progress so far.

No casualties have been reported yet but the residents of the slum report that they have naught left but the clothes they are wearing, as all their belongings were destroyed in the fire.

"The fire broke out early in the morning and our kids woke us up. The first thing we saw were flames inside our house. All we could do was grab our kids and run. Everything has been burnt down. From food to clothes to all our belongings. We only have the clothes left on our bodies now," a resident told here.

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