AAP Minister vows probe into Delhi landfill fire

New Delhi, April 22 (UNI) Aam Aadmi Party leader and Delhi Cabinet Minister Atishi on Monday said the AAP government will conduct an investigation to find out what started the fire at the Ghazipur landfill site.

Addressing the media, Atishi said, “The fire at the Ghazipur landfill site has now been extinguished. The Delhi Fire Service worked hard overnight to extinguish the fire.”

“We will surely carry out an investigation into the cause of the fire and the process by which it started,” she said.

“On Sunday, Deputy Mayor Aaley Mohammad Iqbal visited the site. Today, Mayor Shelly Oberoi will be visiting the site to take stock of the situation,” Atishi added.

She also alleged BJP for the mess made in waste disposal during its tenure in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi.

A major fire erupted at the landfill site in east Delhi’s Ghazipur on Sunday evening. Despite the fire being extinguished, thick plumes of smoke continue to rise from the landfill.

Residents living near the landfill have complaining about breathing difficulties and irritation in their eyes and throat.

“The fire was caused by the gases generated within the massive pile of waste,” the Delhi Fire Service reported.

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