Major Fire Breaks Out at Slums in Delhi; One Injured

The fire in Rohingya slum in South East Delhi’s Kalindi Kunj reduced 44 huts to ashes

April 16 (ANI): After a major fire broke out at Rohingya camp near Delhi's Kalindi Kunj Metro Station, the refugees have been shifted to the nearby ground and were provided help by the Non-Government Organisations (NGO) and the locals. Documents and identity cards were damaged in the fire. No casualties were reported. No one was killed or injured in the incident, except one resident of the camp who received minor burn injuries oh his hand. At least 11 Fire tenders were rushed to the spot to douse the fire. After the fire, the residents have been shifted to a makeshift camp, and local residents have pitched in to provide clothes and food to the displaced refugees.

The NGOs and local residents helped the Rohingya refugees by providing clothes, foods and other needed items. It added that the fire began at the back of the camp where the toilets are located. They have been provided with tents and mosquito nets. We could could barely get enough time to get ut belongings.

Locals claimed the camp, housing nearly 100 women and 50 children, doesn't have sufficient firefighting equipment despite this being the fourth fire in the six years since the camp came into existence.


Forty-six Rohingya families reside in the camp, which is the only Rohingya camp in Delhi. "We have been provided with only five small fire extinguishers".

A forensic team and officials from power discom BSES visited the camp to ascertain the cause of the fire.

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