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Family of four charred to death in Delhi's Kohat Enclave fire

Family of four charred to death in Delhi's Kohat Enclave fire”

Four persons died after a major fire broke out at a house in Kohat Enclave area of the national capital during wee hours on Friday. The blaze apparently broke out due to a short circuit, sources in the fire department told a news portal. Fire began from the first floor and swiftly spread onto the other three floors, cops said. While four people were killed, three others were also injured in the tragedy.

Along with lived, five vehicles parked in the basement of the building collapsed in the fire. According to a few neighbours, the fire purportedly started in the pump room of the building, following which the fire department was called immediately. Soon after, 10 fire tenders were rushed to the spot.

"Prima facie it was found that the fire broke out from an electric metre in the parking area following which four cars, two bikes, and four scooters were gutted".

The injured residents were taken to the nearby Ambedkar hospital for treatment.

As per reports, the Delhi Development Authority or DDA, is mulling over the idea of forming a special task force to check illegal constructions and encroachments that could be vulnerable to fire-related incidents. A 90-year-old woman is said to be in critical condition.

All the four members who died in the mishap were sleeping on the first floor when the incident took place. "We got information about the fire at 2:48 am. He suffered burn injuries to his face and hands from the blaze", a Delhi Fire Services (DFS) official was quoted as saying by NDTV.

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