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3 injured in fire at wedding venue in northwest Delhi

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Three people, including a police and a fire official, were injured in a fire that broke out at a wedding venue in northwest Delhi's Netaji Subhash Place Tuesday, officials said.

Police were informed about the fire at around 12:30 am, they added.

Two pandals at the venue had caught fire and a wedding function was underway in one of them, a senior police said.

About 12 police personnel, along with officers of the Fire Department, started the evacuation process and 22 fire tenders were pressed into service, he said.

The blaze was brought under control after a few hours, he added.

The injured were identified as Police Ravinder, Fire Service Satish and catering service employee Ankit, the said.

About 400 people present at the venue were safely evacuated, he said, adding that the officers sustained injuries during the evacuation.

All three were rushed to a hospital, where they were treated and later, discharged, he added.

A case was registered and an investigation launched to ascertain the cause of the fire, police said.

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First Published: Tue, April 16 2019. 22:35 IST