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Delhi battles fire dread on Diwali night; authorities respond to over 300 calls, two children killed

Firstpost Thursday, 8 November 2018 ()
According to the Delhi Fire Services (DFS), a record number of 271 fire-related calls were received by its offices till midnight on Diwali and 74 more calls till 8 am on Thursday. A DFS official said that though the number of fire-related calls was more as compared to previous years, there has been a decline in cases of fire triggered by burning of firecrackers. The officials, however, did not provide any exact break-up.
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