NEW DELHI: Delhi government on Wednesday awarded cheques of Rs 2 lakh each to fire personnel who played a major role in rescuing 13 people in the Zakir Nagar fire case in August.
The Director of District Fire Service informed the media about this development.
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"The government recognised the good work done by fire personnel and DFC-awarded Rs 2 lakh each as a goodwill gesture to boost the morale of fire service as a whole. Today cheques were handed over to the fire personnel," the director, DFS said.
Six people died after a fire broke out in a multi-story building in Zakir Nagar in the city on August 6 earlier this year.
13 people were rescued safely by the DFS. In the process, 4 fire personnel were injured and were admitted to the hospital.