A fire in a slum near the under-construction Commonwealth Games village in east Delhi gutted seven hutments early Saturday. There were no casualties, an official said.

“A fire broke out in a shanty in east Delhi at around 3 a.m. today (Saturday), and subsequently spread to six other adjoining hutments. Nine fire tenders had to be rushed to douse the flames,” a fire department official said.

“There were no casualties,” he added.

The incident took place near the Akshardham temple. The reason for the fire is yet to be ascertained.

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