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17 August 2020 Current Events Parliament: A Fire Broke Out on The Sixth Floor of Parliament Annexe Building

On Monday morning, a fire broke out on the sixth floor of Parliament Annexe building in Delhi. Immediately, seven fire engines were rushed to the spot and brought the blaze under control. As per reports, the cause of the incident is a short circuit. Any further investigation is on behind the cause of the fire. Director of Delhi Fire Service told a leading news agency that "a call was received at 7:30 AM and it is suspected the fire started following a short-circuit. The fire has been brought under control". Further, the fire broke out in room number 6 of the sixth floor of the building. And the abrasion is constricted in the room only. In consideration of COVID-19 pandemic, sitting of both houses of the Parliament - Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha standing suspended since March when Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared nationwide lockdown due to Coronavirus. And the budget session was also adjourned since March 23. 


Parliament: A Fire Broke Out on The Sixth Floor of Parliament Annexe Building

On Monday morning, a fire broke out on the sixth floor of Parliament Annexe building in Delhi. Immediately, seven fire engines were rushed to the spot and brought the blaze under control. As per reports, the cause of the incident is a short circuit. Any further investigation is on behind the cause of the fire. Director of Delhi Fire Service told a leading news agency that "a call was received at 7:30 AM and it is suspected the fire started following a short-circuit. The fire has been brought under control". Further, the fire broke out in room number 6 of the sixth floor of the building. And the abrasion is constricted in the room only. In consideration of COVID-19 pandemic, sitting of both houses of the Parliament - Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha standing suspended since March when Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared nationwide lockdown due to Coronavirus. And the budget session was also adjourned since March 23. 




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