One dead in Commonwealth Games village fire

One woman was killed and 12 other people injured when a fire broke out on Saturday at the athlete's village under construction for this year's Commonwealth Games in the Indian capital.

On Sunday, domestic media said that the blaze occurred at the residential quarters of on-site construction workers and had taken almost two hours to extinguish.

The Indian Express added that the fire started when some of the workers were preparing tea, making it the second blaze at a Commonwealth Games venue in a matter of weeks after the rugby stadium caught fire last month.

New Delhi is preparing to host more than 100,000 foreign visitors during the October 3-14 event, seen as an opportunity to show off the Indian capital as a major global destination.

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