Delhi fire kills 6
Delhi fire kills 6 Image Credit: Social media

New York: A fire official says that a blaze in a four-storey residential building in the Indian capital has killed six people and injured another 10.

The fire service control room says eight fire engines took nearly two hours to extinguish the blaze that started around 2am on Tuesday in Zakir Nagar area.

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The cause of the fire is still being investigated Image Credit: Social media

The fire also burned seven cars and more than a dozen motorbikes parked on the ground floor of the building.

The cause of the fire is being investigated.

Fires are common in India, where building laws and safety norms are often flouted by builders and residents. In February, 17 people were killed by a fire in a six-storey hotel in New Delhi that started in an unauthorised rooftop kitchen.