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Devastating Fire Kills at Least 34 in Indian Capital

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A girl mourns after seeing the dead body of her sister, who was killed in Saturdays fire in a warehouse, in New Delhi, India, on Jan. 21, 2018. (Reuters/Adnan Abidi)

A girl mourns after seeing the dead body of her sister, who was killed in Saturdays fire in a warehouse, in New Delhi, India, on Jan. 21, 2018. (Reuters/Adnan Abidi)

NEW DELHI—At least 34 people died on Sunday in a major fire that broke out in a building in a grains market in central New Delhi, a doctor in a government-run hospital said.

Dr. Kishore Singh said the victims were brought to the hospital by rescuers. Another 15 people were being treated for burns or smoke inhalation. They are in stable condition, Singh said.

The cause of the fire is being investigated.

Fire Services chief Atul Garg said the blaze was put out by 25 fire trucks and the rescue operation completed. He said that 56 people had been moved out of the area.

The fire broke out around 5:30 a.m.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi described the fire as “extremely horrific.”

“My thoughts are with those who lost their loved ones. Wishing the injured a quick recovery,” Modi tweeted. Authorities are providing all possible assistance at the site of the tragedy, he said.

The fire in Delhis Anaj Mandi on Rani Jhansi Road is extremely horrific. My thoughts are with those who lost their loved ones. Wishing the injured a quick recovery. Authorities are providing all possible assistance at the site of the tragedy.

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