THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — Yikes! This is right off the top of International News: From CNN: NEW DELHI, India — At least 13 people at a transgender gathering in New Delhi were killed Sunday in a massive fire, officials said.
The city’s fire chief, A.K. Sharma, told CNN that more than 40 people were also injured as the blaze ripped through a makeshift marquee at the venue. Sharma put the number of participants at at the gathering at more than 2,000.
But two people who had attended the gathering put the number of attendees at twice that estimate, and said the venue was packed with people.
New Delhi’s health minister, A.K. Walia, said an electrical short circuit was believed to have caused the blaze.
At this point there isn’t any more information other than what I’ve quoted. Tragic. Stay tuned!
UPDATED — more information:
From Zee News: “Delhi Police today registered a case of causing death due to negligence against the organisers of a transgender meet in north-east Delhi where a fire killed at least 14 people. Police sources said a case was registered against the organisers of the meet in Nand Nagri.
Fourteen eunuchs were killed and over 40 others injured last night when a major fire swept through the community hall where the congregation of the community was taking place.
Sources said the organisers had not taken the requisite permission from fire brigade and police for holding the meeting.
They said prima facie the reason for the fire appeared to be a short circuit in the kitchen area and that the fire spread from there.
The tents erected on the grounds of the community hall were completely gutted and the entire premises were engulfed in flames.
Delhi government has ordered a thorough probe into the fire incident.”
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