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MAJOR FIRE CASES IN INDIA:

 

Fire case Siddartha Hotel (22nd Jan '86): Electric short circuit from false ceiling, Smoke spread through vertical shafts and ducts Reports: No battery backup for emergency services. All electrical services including emergency fed from same electrical circuit, No smoke extraction system, Wet risers and hose reels, non-operational, due to no electric supply, No horizontal or vertical compartmentation Casualties: 37dead (35 smoke, 1 burn, 1 fall)


Fire case-Uphaar Cinema (13th June '97) : Fire at the transformer room (parking area), Smoke spread to the auditorium.

Reports: Stilt floor not cross ventilated, Non-segregated staircase, Uncompartmented transformer room, Failure of sprinkler system, Lack of maintenance Causalities:  59 dead (all smoke)

STATE-WISE NUMBER OF PERSONS INJURED & KILLED

State-wise Number of Persons Injured & Killed by Un-Natural Causes Fire – Total
 

States/UTs/Cities

No. of Cases

Fire (Total)

% Share to Total Deaths

No. of Persons Injured

No. of Persons Killed

Male

Female

Total

Male

Female

Total

Andhra Pradesh

2754

148

242

390

743

2143

2886

14.50

Arunachal Pradesh

4

0

0

0

2

2

4

2.40

Assam

136

4

2

6

40

98

138

7.80

Bihar

793

65

57

122

267

509

776

9.10

Goa

76

0

0

0

20

56

76

10.10

Gujarat

3544

51

89

140

884

2616

3500

22.20

Haryana

470

0

0

0

212

279

491

7.90

Himachal Pradesh

52

0

0

0

29

25

54

3.90

Jammu & Kashmir

107

3

2

5

57

17

74

5.00

Karnataka

1834

40

44

84

539

1351

1890

13.70

Kerala

320

12

3

15

129

225

354

5.60

Madhya Pradesh

3222

97

132

229

959

2186

3145

10.90

Maharashtra

8196

125

164

289

2260

5735

7995

15.40

Manipur

2

0

0

0

1

1

2

0.80

Meghalaya

12

0

0

0

8

4

12

5.60

Mizoram

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0.00

Nagaland

1

0

0

0

1

0

1

1.90

Orissa

301

14

0

14

114

188

302

5.20

Punjab

553

4

2

6

202

363

555

12.80

Rajasthan

998

13

19

32

379

631

1010

7.40

Sikkim

8

0

1

1

3

4

7

7.20

Tamil Nadu

2152

54

47

101

679

1804

2483

116.00

Tripura

5

0

0

0

3

2

5

1.90

Uttar Pradesh

832

87

91

178

377

784

1161

5.50

West Bengal

738

150

191

341

216

291

507

4.10

States

27110

867

1086

1953

8124

19304

27428

11.60

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

11

0

0

0

2

9

11

8.70

Chandigarh

35

0

0

0

10

25

35

9.50

Dadra & Nagar Haveli

19

0

0

0

3

19

22

18.30

Daman & Diu

10

0

0

0

1

9

10

13.90

Delhi

712

76

13

89

313

502

815

13.60

Lakshadweep

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0.00

Pondicherry

79

5

0

5

16

63

79

13.40

UTs

866

81

13

94

345

627

972

13.40

India

27976

948

1099

2047

8469

19931

28400

11.60

Cities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ahmedabad

404

6

8

14

123

281

404

39.80

Bangalore

476

29

39

68

141

375

516

22.40

Bhopal

19

5

4

9

3

10

13

5.30

Calcutta

27

1

1

2

9

25

34

4.70

Chennai

392

42

17

59

100

292

392

22.70

Coimbatore

45

0

0

0

10

35

45

14.30

Delhi

612

71

13

84

278

433

711

13.60

Hyderabad

310

0

8

8

81

223

304

30.90

Indore

250

8

41

49

66

163

229

23.30

Jaipur

84

0

0

0

27

57

84

8.30

Kanpur

175

1

6

7

39

155

194

16.30

Kochi

20

0

0

0

7

13

20

7.10

Lucknow

21

0

2

2

6

16

22

4.70

Ludhiana

83

0

0

0

28

63

91

27.80

Madurai

2

0

0

0

0

2

2

1.70

Mumbai

1109

57

104

161

402

546

948

11.10

Nagpur

282

1

0

1

65

218

283

23.40

Patna

86

0

0

0

6

94

100

30.50

Pune

394

17

8

25

99

295

394

26.40

Surat

234

0

0

0

54

180

234

23.50

Vadodra

149

0

0

0

31

118

149

25.90

Varanasi

40

0

0

0

15

25

40

15.30

Vishakhapatnam

46

0

4

4

16

50

66

15.40

Total

5260

238

255

493

1606

3669

5275

17.20

Source : Accidental Deaths & Suicides in India, National Crimes Records Bureau, Ministry of Home Affairs.

Incidents of Fire Accidents in Andhra Pradesh
 

Year

No. of Fire Stations

No. of Accidents or No. of Fire Calls

No. of Fire Brigade (Units) at work

Estimated Value of Property
(Rs. in Lakh)

Human Lives

Damaged

Saved

No. lost

Rescued

1993-94

222

12125

274

7906.41

21346.11

170

88

1994-95

223

12756

268

7478.93

29235.05

180

299

1995-96

223

14472

274

11105.37

31540.57

105

313

1996-97

226

13788

274

6792.51

17854.92

62

256

1997-98

226

12609

274

7022.3

25837.30

135

173

1998-99

226

14151

284

9283.08

96968.87

50

77

1999-00

232

15308

291

8446.06

22058.27

84

104

2000-01

232

15864

273

8446.30

46270.14

113

123

2001-02

232

15520

237

8549.44

45102.10

119

150

2002-03

233

17827

287

10885.67

41328.26

115

187

2003-04

254

256

18123

9559.20

34999.13

225

354

2004-05

254

281

16027

18082.03

43233.88

195

205

2005-06

254

281

17059

14995.57

209047.93

419

1519

Source : Department of Fire Services & Directorate of Economics and  Statistics, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh.

Fire Accidents in Delhi 
 

Year

             Fire

Fire and  Special Calls

Number

1974

3314

3756

1975

3501

3328

1976

3829

3840

1977

3630

4024

1978

3956

4468

1979

4007

4497

1980

4241

4300

1981

4393

4384

1982

4859

4877

1983

4988

5477

1984

6725

5809

1985

6518

6254

1986

6782

6547

1987

7814

6238

1988

7934

6716

1989

9086

7204

1990

9823

7701

1991

10445

8070

1992

10658

8517

1993

12178

8503

Source : Statistical Abstract, Directorate of Economics & Statistics, Govt. of Delhi.  

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