30 Mar 2022
Fire at Ghazipur landfill rages on, authorities struggle to douse the flames
The fire at the Ghazipur landfill is yet to be controlled, 48 hours after it first broke out, said a news report by NDTV. Officials of the fire department confirmed that there has been no casualty reported till now, but it will take some time to extinguish the flames and complete the cooling process. “Efforts […]

The fire at the Ghazipur landfill is yet to be controlled, 48 hours after it first broke out, said a news report by NDTV.

Officials of the fire department confirmed that there has been no casualty reported till now, but it will take some time to extinguish the flames and complete the cooling process.

"Efforts are on to douse the flames. It might take a little longer to complete the cooling operations”, said an official of the fire department, as per the report by NDTV.

Local residents complained of difficulty breathing as fumes from the blaze spread to nearby colonies. 

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Last year, during the same period, 16 fire incidents -- 12 at Bhalswa and four at Ghazipur -- took place. 

As per the NDTV report, in 2020, a total of 15 such incidents were reported while 37 were reported in 2019, data from the fire department stated. 

Four such incidents of fire at landfill sites -- two each at Bhalswa and Tughlakabad -- took place this year.

The Delhi Police has registered a case in connection with the fire incident.

According to a report, Deputy Commissioner of Police (East) Priyanka Kashyap said “An FIR has been registered under IPC sections 278 (making atmosphere noxious to health), 285 (negligent conduct with respect to fire or combustible mat­ter) and 336 (act endangering life or personal safety of others) against unknown people.”

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