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Fire breaks out at CGO Complex in New Delhi, CISF cop dies after inhaling smoke

Fire broke out on the 5th floor of Pandit Deendayal Antyodaya Bhawan at CGO Complex. Photograph:( ANI )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Mar 06, 2019, 01.12 PM (IST)

A major fire broke out on the fifth floor of Pandit Deendayal Antyodaya Bhawan at CGO Complex in New Delhi on Wednesday morning.

Officials said a Central Industrial Security Force sub-inspector, who fell unconscious after inhaling smoke, later succumbed to his injuries.

The fire has now been brought under control, and the cooling process is on. Plumes of smoke and fire can be seen billowing out from the building. 

Several official documents could be gutted in the fire. Offices of the drinking water and sanitation ministry, forest ministry and a branch of the Indian Air Force are located in the Pandit Deendayal Antyodaya Bhawan, previously known as Paryavaran Bhawan.

Earlier, in February a massive fire broke out at Hotel Arpit Palace in Delhi's Karol Bagh area leaving 17 people dead.

(With inputs from PTI)