Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday announced Rs 10 lakh for the families of the dead and Rs 50,000 for those injured in the Munka fire, which killed at least 27 people.
Kejriwal, along with Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and Home Minister Satyendra Jain, visited the site to oversee the rescue operation and announced that a magisterial inquiry had been ordered into the incident.
He also met the families of the victims and the injured.
“I am deeply saddened and saddened by the tragedy that has befallen this Mundkar complex. We are all trying to rescue as many people as possible. The fire was so devastating that it is difficult to identify some of the bodies. We have set up. Set up a helpdesk on the site to do that, ”he said.
The chief minister said the bodies would be identified through FSL DNA tests.
“While no money can be paid for the loss of life, as a measure of assistance, the Delhi government will provide Rs 10 lakh ex-gratia to the families of all the deceased. At the same time, Rs 50,000 will be paid as ex-gratia to the injured,” he said.
While announcing that the government has ordered a magisterial inquiry into the incident, he said the government would pursue the harshest possible punishment for the culprits.
“The two main accused have been arrested. This is a horrific incident and the Delhi government will ensure that the culprits will be brought to justice. He said.
At least 26 people were killed and 12 others injured in a fire that broke out in a four-storey building on Friday.
According to police, 29 people are still missing after fire department officials said they found the burnt bodies Saturday and the death toll could rise.