On Thursday, June 15, a coaching centre situated in Delhi’s Mukherjee Nagar, caught fire. As per reports, the fire was reported at 12.30 PM, and after video clips of the incident and the site went viral on social media, it was seen that students were escaping out of the building, sliding down with the help of wires, with their bags on their backs, and the smoke could be seen coming out of the top floor of the building. As per the police, 4 students sustained minor injuries while rappelling down the coaching centre building.
The police also said that while coming down, the students used the air conditioners installed on the other floors.
After the fire was reported, 11 fire engines arrived at the spot of the incident, and the students were helped in getting away. Speaking with news agency ANI, Atul Garg, Delhi Fire Services Director, said, “We received information about a fire in a building. Later, we came to know that it was a coaching centre, and some children are trapped in it. We sent a total of 11 fire tenders to the spot. The fire has been brought under control”.
No casualty has been reported, and citing the reason of the fire breakout, the police said that the fire broke out in an electricity metre, and the students started to panic because of the smoke emanating because of the same.