Uphaar Tragedy: Victims to Meet Kejriwal Today

Published: 21st August 2015 10:14 AM  |   Last Updated: 21st August 2015 10:14 AM   |  A+A-


NEW DELHI: Families of those who died in Uphaar fire tragedy will be meeting Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal at 10 am today.

This comes a day after the Supreme Court let off Ansal brothers, Sushil and Gopal, in connection with their role in the case, but asked them to pay a fine of Rs. 60 crores within three months.

On June 13, 1997, 59 people were killed when the Uphaar Cinema exploded in flames during a movie, leading to a stampede.

The cinema was engulfed in flames when an overheated generator exploded in the building's basement.

Most of the victims were trapped in the balcony and suffocated to death.

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