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Delhi Govt orders probe into east Delhi fire

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Updated: November 20, 2011, 11:27 PM IST
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Delhi Govt orders probe into east Delhi fire
Officials said the Delhi CM has directed the Health department to offer best medical treatment to injured people.

New Delhi: The Delhi government on Sunday night ordered a thorough investigation into the fire incident in east Delhi in which 12 people were killed and 40 others suffered injuries.

Health Minister AK Walia said Deputy Commissioner (Revenue) of east Delhi JP Sharma has been asked to investigate the incident and file a report to the government at the earliest.

Officials said the Chief Minister has directed the Health department to offer best medical treatment to those injured in the incident.

"The Chief Minister is in touch with Health Minister AK Wahlia and senior officials of health department and told them to offer best possible medical treatment," a senior official said.

Walia, himself a doctor, visited GTB hospital in East Delhi and personally monitored the treatment of those injured in the blaze which engulfed a congregation of eunuchs at a community centre in Nand Nagri.

He said 33 injured have been admitted to the GTB hospital.

"The Medical Superintendent as well as senior doctors are attending to the injured," he said.

Some of the injured have been admitted to LNJP hospital too.

Walia said the Medical Superintendents of both hospitals have been instructed to take proper care of the injured.

Walia said 11 people were brought dead to the GTB hospital and 31 are now under treatment, out of which one is critical.

He said as per preliminary report short circuit triggered the blaze.

The enquiry committee has been specifically told to find out those responsible for the incident.

A formal notification ordering the probe and compensation will be issued on Monday.

First Published: November 20, 2011, 11:27 PM IST
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