Shelter for Delhi old age inmates after fire

New Delhi, April 5: About 150 homeless inmates residing in a makeshift old age home in Delhi that caught fire, have been provided a temporary shelter while a search is on to locate the people who went missing, police said Saturday.

Ravi Kalra, director of NGO Earth Saviours Foundation that was running the home for over five years in south Delhi’s Vasant Kunj, told IANS some tents have been arranged as temporary shelter for the homeless.

“Now, these people have a temporary roof. Some residents arranged food and necessary materials. I am trying to provide them better arrangements,” said Kalra.

A blaze engulfed the home in which senior citizens and mentally challenged people were residing at about 2.30 a.m. Friday. Two inmates died and two more were injured while 10 tents were destroyed and 28 homeless people are reported missing.

Police said: “The last rites of the deceased have been performed and a search is on to locate the missing inmates.”