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Fire breaks out on sixth floor of Shastri Bhawan in Delhi, no casualty reported

Last Updated: Saturday, June 14, 2014 - 22:25

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: A minor fire that broke out on the sixth floor of Shastri Bhawan, a key government building here which houses the information and broadcasting ministry, has been doused, reports said on Saturday.
According to reports, seven fire tenders were rushed to the spot after a call about the fire was received at 6.40 pm today. However, no causalities have been reported so far.
Shastri Bhavan is a key government building that houses several ministries.

As per reports the cause of the fire was due to short-circuit in the electrical wires inside the building.

Shortly later, Union minister for Information and Broadcasting and environment Prakash Javadekar wrote on bicroblogging website twitter - "My alert staff informed me about the fire in I&B ministry. Nobody is injured and all are safe. Presently I am in Pune."

Javadekar also said that his personal staff assisted the fire brigades.

"Our secretary, officers and my personal staff are on the spot and i have asked them to cooperate with the fire brigade officials," he said in a second tweet.

He further tweeted: "It seems committee room and some staff rooms have been damaged. We will take stock of the damage once the fire is doused fully."

First Published: Saturday, June 14, 2014 - 19:33
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