Fire Engulfs Delhi’s slum, 3 Killed

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New Delhi: A major fire broke out in New Usmanpur area in New Delhi on Saturday night killing three people of the same family. At least dozen shanties have been reported to be gutted in the fire, said police.

According to reports, three children were charred to death and another sustained severe burn injuries. Police suspect that the fire was caused due to a cylinder blast.

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Senior District M of the area, IS Yadav said, “Initial reports suggest that the cause behind the fire might be a cylinder blast. There are three casualties and all of them are from the same family. The injured person has been sent to the hospital for medical treatment.

The fire, which broke on Saturday night, spread quickly and gutted dozen shanties. Six fire tenders were rushed to the spot after which it took at least an hour to control the blaze.