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3 from one family die in Delhi blaze

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Three members of a family from in died in the blaze which engulfed a hotel here on Tuesday morning, killing 17 people in all.

A group of 15, all from an extended family, had come to last week to attend a wedding at Ghaziabad and had been staying on the second floor of the in Karol Bagh, said a Delhi-based relative,

The three who were killed were identified as P. and her brother as well as Jayashri (53), daughter of

Ten members of the family managed to escape the six-storey building which was engulfed in fire. Two had left for a day earlier. But the three who perished got trapped amid the leaping flames, Nair said.

He said the family was awake at the time of the incident and was preparing to leave the hotel for Haridwar on Tuesday. As part of their long vacation, the family had booked a and had among its itinerary a visit to Wagah border in

Prima facie, the cause of the fire was said to be a short circuit.



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First Published: Tue, February 12 2019. 15:08 IST