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Three charred to death in Mumbai

Three people were charred to death in their sleep when a fire broke out in a tenement of Santacruz west in Mumbai today, a fire brigade official said.

mumbai Updated: Apr 15, 2010 13:08 IST

Three people were charred to death in their sleep when a fire broke out in a tenement of Santacruz west in Mumbai early Thursday, a fire brigade official said.

He said the blaze in the congested Khotwadi chawl started at 4 am and was brought under control after firemen battled it for more than five hours.

The victims were identified as: Ramdev Gala, 20, Ramesh Karotra, 19, and Baburao Vaid, 22, the official said.

The cause of the fire is not known and investigations into the incident are underway, he said.