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Senior citizen living alone sustains severe burns in fire,

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

A 65-year-old woman died of burn injuries after fire broke out in her third-floor flat in Grant Road area in south early Wednesday morning, police said.

The incident took place at on August Kranti Road, said a

The deceased was identified as Nargis Kanga, who lived alone.

Seeing flames and smoke coming out of the flat, neighbours alerted police around 4 AM.

Four vehicles of the fire brigade were rushed to the spot and the blaze was doused after five hours, by 9 AM, the said.

The fire brigade personnel found Kanga inside and took her to the civic-run where she was declared dead before admission.

Kanga had sustained more than 90 per cent burn injuries, the said.

All the furniture, electrical equipment, clothes and books inside the flat were charred, he said.

The exact cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained but fire brigade officials suspect that a short circuit caused it.

"We are looking for Kanga's relatives. So far nobody has approached us to claim her body," the official said.

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First Published: Wed, November 07 2018. 16:35 IST