Greater Kailash Incident: Fear of candle fire in old age home, agencies engaged in gathering evidence – Fear Of Fire Due To Candle In Old Age Home

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In the case of fire in Greater Kailash old age home, apart from the police, crime and FSL teams have collected evidence. After initial investigation, sources claim that the fire broke out due to candles lit to celebrate the New Year in the night. The fire took a dreadful form in no time, in which many elders got trapped. However, the investigating agencies are trying to find out the exact cause of the fire.

An official said that heaters were also used in the rooms of the elderly due to cold. In such a situation, there is a possibility of fire due to heater or short circuit. Relatives of some elders had come to celebrate the new year. These people had also lit candles. The fire came from the third floor down to the second floor. Firefighters stopped the fire from spreading further. When the team of police and fire personnel reached the third floor, the bodies of the elderly women were almost like coal. FSL team reached there in the afternoon. After this the bodies were sent to the mortuary for postmortem. The post-mortem of the dead bodies will be done only after the relatives come from abroad.

The staff ran when there was a fire.
When the fire broke out, smoke started filling the building. The staff ran away leaving the elderly out of fear. A passer-by informed the police at the picket near Savitri Cinema. On the spot, the police found the guard of the bus care centre. The policemen first tried to control the fire with the help of fire fighting equipment. Later, the elders were taken down one by one.

Fire engines arrived late by 40 minutes
The fire department received a call about the fire at around 5:15 pm. Even after this, the trains reached about 40 minutes late. Meanwhile the fire went on spreading. Later four vehicles reached and the fire was controlled.

Family of both women abroad
The relatives of Kanchan Arora live in America and England. There are two sons and a daughter in the family. On Sunday, a son himself was returning to India from England. Kamal’s family also lives abroad. One grandson lives in CR Park. He came to grandma’s on New Year’s. He had returned at night after celebrating the new year.

Some were carried on the shoulder and some with the help of a wheel chair.
15 elders were kept in the old age home for care. He had one assistant with him. The staff of the same number of people was also present. Panic broke out as soon as the fire broke out. On hearing the screams, the staff present there ran away. Most of the people in the old age home were not in a position to walk on their own. That’s why someone was put down on the shoulder and someone was brought down with the help of a wheel chair. One by one 13 elders were safely evacuated from the building. One elderly person was sent to Max Saket Hospital in critical condition while 12 others were sent to another center at Okhla-Jasola.

What is Antara Care Home for Seniors
A police officer investigating the case said that a private company has set up a center in collaboration with Max Group to take care of the elderly. People who live abroad or in other parts of the country leave their elderly relatives here to be taken care of. Apart from doctors and nurses, other assistants are present here who take care of their needs ranging from eating and drinking medicines.

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In the case of fire in Greater Kailash old age home, apart from the police, crime and FSL teams have collected evidence. After initial investigation, sources claim that the fire broke out due to candles lit to celebrate the New Year in the night. The fire took a dreadful form in no time, in which many elders got trapped. However, the investigating agencies are trying to find out the exact cause of the fire.

An official said that heaters were also used in the rooms of the elderly due to cold. In such a situation, there is a possibility of fire due to heater or short circuit. Relatives of some elders had come to celebrate the new year. These people had also lit candles. The fire came from the third floor down to the second floor. Firefighters stopped the fire from spreading further. When the team of police and fire personnel reached the third floor, the bodies of the elderly women were almost like coal. FSL team reached there in the afternoon. After this the bodies were sent to the mortuary for postmortem. The post-mortem of the dead bodies will be done only after the relatives come from abroad.

The staff ran when there was a fire.

When the fire broke out, smoke started filling the building. The staff ran away leaving the elderly out of fear. A passer-by informed the police at the picket near Savitri Cinema. On the spot, the police found the guard of the bus care centre. The policemen first tried to control the fire with the help of fire fighting equipment. Later, the elders were taken down one by one.

Fire engines arrived late by 40 minutes

The fire department received a call about the fire at around 5:15 pm. Even after this, the trains reached about 40 minutes late. Meanwhile the fire went on spreading. Later four vehicles reached and the fire was controlled.

Family of both women abroad

The relatives of Kanchan Arora live in America and England. There are two sons and a daughter in the family. On Sunday, a son himself was returning to India from England. Kamal’s family also lives abroad. One grandson lives in CR Park. He came to grandma’s on New Year’s. He had returned at night after celebrating the new year.

Some were carried on the shoulder and some with the help of a wheel chair.

15 elders were kept in the old age home for care. He had one assistant with him. The staff of the same number of people was also present. Panic broke out as soon as the fire broke out. On hearing the screams, the staff present there ran away. Most of the people in the old age home were not in a position to walk on their own. That’s why someone was put down on the shoulder and someone was brought down with the help of a wheel chair. One by one 13 elders were safely evacuated from the building. One elderly person was sent to Max Saket Hospital in critical condition while 12 others were sent to another center at Okhla-Jasola.

What is Antara Care Home for Seniors

A police officer investigating the case said that a private company has set up a center in collaboration with Max Group to take care of the elderly. People who live abroad or in other parts of the country leave their elderly relatives here to be taken care of. Apart from doctors and nurses, other assistants are present here who take care of their needs ranging from eating and drinking medicines.

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