New Delhi: In a heart wrenching incident, two elderly women died on Sunday after a fire broke out at a care home for seniors in south Delhi’s Greater Kailash-2, police said.
Chandan Chowdhary, Deputy Commissioner of Police, South Delhi said two lost their lives while 13 people were evacuated safely out of which one is in critical condition and has been admitted to Max Hospital.
Among those rescued are senior citizens and their attendants, she said.
According to the Officials of the fire department, it was said that fire started on the second floor at 5 am in the morning today.
Around 5.30am, Police were also informed about the mishap.
Unfortunate incident on day 1 of the #NewYear
2 bodies of senior citizen charred in a fire incident.
Around 5:15am fire call received from ANTARA, care home for seniors GK-2, #Delhi
12 shifted to other branch of the same in okhla.
FSL & crime team to collect samples pic.twitter.com/angGdxMObV
— Nikhil Lakhwani (@nikhil_lakhwani) January 1, 2023
Meanwhile, DCW Chairperson Swati Maliwal have also issued a notice to Delhi Police in connection with the death of two elderly women in a fire incident in Greater Kailash area of Delhi.
DCW Chief’s statement