Fire Kills 5 of a Family in Delhi


New Delhi: In a tragic incident, a couple and their three children were burnt to death on Monday in a major fire that broke out in a shanty in west Delhi. fire officials said.

The incident took place at around 3 am in Bhalswa Dairy area. Three fire tenders took around an hour to douse the fire that destroyed five hutments.

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The victims were identified as Mohammed Kalam, 35, his wife Ravina, 32, and their children Salamat, 8, Miyamat, 6, and eight-month-old Asmat.

“The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained. The accident may have been caused due to a cylinder explosion,” the official said.