Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday termed the fire incident in Delhi’s Anaj Mandi area as extremely horrific. The massive fire, which is said to be one of the biggest fire incidents in Delhi after the Uphaar Cinema fire which took place on June 13, 1997, swept through a factory in north Delhi, leaving 43 labourers dead and many others injured.
“The fire in Delhi’s Anaj Mandi on Rani Jhansi Road is extremely horrific. My thoughts are with those who lost their loved ones. Wishing the injured a quick recovery,” the prime minister said in a tweet.
“Authorities are providing all possible assistance at the site of the tragedy,” he said.
President Ram Nath Kovind expressed his condolences and wished early recovery to those injured.
“Extremely sad to hear the tragic news about fire in Delhi’s Anaz Mandi. My thoughts and prayers are with affected families. Wishing an early recovery to those injured. The local authorities are doing their best to rescue people and provide help,” Kovind tweeted.
Saddened at the news that a massive fire in the Anaj Mandi area of Delhi has claimed many lives and left several people injured, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said in a tweet in Hindi.
"I extend my deepest condolences to the families of those killed and wish for the speedy recovery of those injured," he said.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah described the incident a tragic loss of precious lives and instructed concerned authorities to provide all help.
"Tragic loss of precious lives in the fire accident in New Delhi. My deepest condolences with the families of those who have lost their loved ones. I pray for the early recovery of the injured. Have instructed concerned authorities to provide all possible assistance on an urgent basis," Shah tweeted.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal called the incident as "tragic" and said firemen were doing their best. "Very very tragic news. Rescue operations going on. Firemen doing their best. Injured are being taken to hospitals," Kejriwal tweeted.
"Extremely anguished by the loss of lives in fire tragedy at Anaj Mandi, Rani Jhansi Road, Delhi. My thoughts are with the bereaved families. May the injured recover quickly. Have asked BJP Delhi karyakartas to provide all possible assistance to those affected," tweeted BJP's national working president JP Nadda.
With Agency Inputs