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Three dead, four injured in separate fire accidents across Delhi over 12 hours

Three people died and four others were injured in separate fires that broke out across the national capital over the last 12 hours.

delhi Updated: Apr 30, 2017 12:55 IST
HT Correspondent
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A woman searches for her belongings after a fire broke out in Begumpur.(HT Photo)

Three people died and four others were injured in separate fires that broke out across the national capital over a period of 12 hours.

The first fire occurred around 8.20 pm on Saturday, when a gas cylinder exploded while two men were preparing dinner in a hut at a slum colony on Gurudwara Road, Sriniwaspuri. The victims – Vasudev and Arjun – were rushed to the Trauma Centre in an autorickshaw, and admitted with burns.

Fire gutted down a godown in Begumpur. (HT Photo)

Around 2.50 am on Sunday, the fire control room was alerted to another blaze at a godown in Begumpur, Malviya Nagar. As many as 25 tenders were rushed to the spot, but the fire had already spread to around 24 scrap godowns nearby. It took the authorities nearly three hours to douse the blaze.

Fire officials said they rushed two people – Ashok Kumar (50) and Malkan Singh (46) – to the Trauma Centre. Kumar, who was employed as a guard-cum-supervisor at the godown, died soon afterwards.

A woman searches for her belongings after fire razed down a godown in Begumpur. (HT Photo)

In the third incident, a woman and a child died in a fire that broke out at Budh Vihar in Sultanpuri around 4.40 am. A three-year-old girl was hospitalised with burns.

Identifying the deceased as Anjali (28) and Aditi (13), police said the fire was caused by a short circuit in the house. It took fire department officials around two hours to douse the blaze.