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House collapses after fire; woman dead

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Press Trust of India Ghaziabad (UP)
A 35-year-old woman died and seven people were injured after a building caught fire and collapsed in Uttar Pradesh's Ghaziabad district, police said.
The fire broke out in a bakery on the ground floor of the three-storey house at Ikram Nagar colony in Loni town on the intervening night of Wednesday and Thursday, the police said.
Two gas cylinders exploded one by one, following which the roof of the house came down. Apart from fire fighters, a team of the National Disaster Response Force was also pressed into service at 3.15 am, an officer said.
The deceased, Fatima Begum, received severe burn injuries and was buried under the debris of the collapsed building. Her two children along with five neighbours sustained burn injuries, the officer said.
The injured are undergoing treatment at a hospital in Delhi, the officer added.

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First Published: Jan 31 2019 | 10:40 PM IST

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