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Delhi community hall fire: Toll climbs to 15

PTI | Last Modified - Nov 22, 2011, 09:46 PM IST

55-year-old Santosh from Kolkata, who suffered 85% burns succumbed to injuries.
  • Delhi community hall fire: Toll climbs to 15
    Delhi community hall fire: Toll climbs to 15

    New Delhi: A 55-year-old person injured in the Sunday night fire at a community hall in north-east Delhi during a meeting of transgender succumbed to injuries on Tuesday, taking the death toll to 15 in the incident.

    delhi_fireSantosh from Kolkata, who had suffered 85 per cent burns in the Nand Nagri blaze, died at Guru Teg Bahadur hospital in Delhi, doctors and police said.

    With this, a total of 15 people have died in the incident while over 30 are undergoing treatment.

    "Most of those who were brought dead to the hospital were in their seventies or eighties. Their bodies were charred beyond recognition. Those who identified them were quiet aged themselves and addressed those dead as their guru and mummy," a police official at the hospital said.

    A large number of eunuchs from different parts of the country, meanwhile, thronged the hospital, where many of over the over 30 injured were undergoing treatment, crying and consoling others from the community.

    Residents from nearby places came in with food and water for those who had gathered there.



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