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Fire breaks out at Delhi’s Uphaar cinema hall, where a blaze had killed 59 people 25 years ago

By Priyanka Verma 
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New Delhi: A fire broke out in New Delhi’s Uphaar Cinema Hall near the Green Park metro station today, April 17. Five fire engines were rushed to the spot to control the fire.The fire broke out in furniture lying inside the cinema hall, said the Fire Department. The theatre’s balcony and a floor were affected due to the fire, reported news agency.

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A call about the fire was received at 4:46 am and it was brought under control around 7:20 am, he said.

No injuries have been reported in the fire that affected the theatre’s balcony and a floor, the officials said.

Uphaar Cinema had witnessed a massive fire incident on June 13, 1997, in which 59 people were killed and over 100 were injured.

Real estate barons Gopal Ansal and Sushil Ansal, owners of the theatre, were found guilty of causing death by negligence.

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