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4 killed, 3 injured in massive Delhi fire

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Four members of a family were killed, while three others sustained burnt injuries on Friday in a massive that broke out in north Delhi, a official said.

According to Service officer, the fire broke out at 2.15 a.m. in the ground floor parking area of a three-storey building at Pitampura's Kohat Enclave. Eight fire tenders were rushed to the spot.

"The deceased have been identified as (40), his wife, (35) and their children, (10) and (6). They died due to suffocation and burn injuries," the said.

"The injured have been identified as the mother of Rakesh Nagpal, Sarabjeet Nagpal (91), and two other family members--Ashwariya and Neelu. Sarabjeet has been admitted to with burn injury," he added.

"Prima facie it was found that the fire broke out from an electric metre in the parking area following which four cars, two bikes, and four scooters were gutted. The fire then spread to the first floor. The family members were sleeping at the time of the fire and were trapped inside," the said.

"The fire was doused at around 4 a.m. During the cooling operations, the firefighters recovered four bodies," he added.



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First Published: Fri, April 13 2018. 13:24 IST