museum-fire-759National Museum of Natural History in India’s capital New Delhi suffered a massive fire on Tuesday. The state-run natural history museum featured thousands of displays local and exotic on plants, animals and mineral wealth. It took firefighters and thirty-five fire engines more than four hours to douse out the fire, which according to New Delhi fire official Harinder Singh, started on the top floor of the six-story museum. The flames had managed to gut the entire building and damages are currently being assessed. Fires are common in Indian buildings due to a lack of safety standards however an investigation had been ordered to uncover the cause of the fire.


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