Massive Fire in Delhi, 4 Killed

Massive Fire in Delhi, 4 Killed
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In a massive house fire that took place on Tuesday morning in the early hours in Delhi, four members of a family were reported killed.

According to officials, the fire broke out at 4 am today.

The fire department received information at 4.07 am, following which four fire tenders arrived at the scene in Delhi's Old Seemapuri area, to bring the fire under control, officials said.

As per the statements made by the officials, all four bodies were recovered by the fire department from a room on the third floor of the three-storey building.

The four members of the family died of suffocation, said fire department.

According to latest update on the case, the victims have been identified as 58-year-old Horilal, his 55-year-old wife Reena, their 24-year-old son Ashu and 18-year-old daughter Rohini.

Another member of the family, Horilal and Reena's son Akshay, aged 22, survived the fire, as he was sleeping on the second floor of the three-storey building, and the fire was contained to the top floor where the rest of the family was sleeping.

The bodies have now been sent for a post-mortem.

Reports said that as per preliminary investigations, the cause of the incident was a mosquito coil catching fire and filling up with smoke.

Meanwhile, the police have registered a case under 436 and 304A of the Indian Penal Code, and an investigation is currently underway.

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