Four of family burnt alive in South Delhi fire

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New Delhi, Jan 14: Four members of a family, including two minors, died in a major blaze that swept a house in the Dakshinpuri area of South Delhi early today.

The fire began at about 0100 hrs and engulfed the entire family which was sleeping, according to the Fire Brigade. ''All four members of the family were rushed to the Safdarjung Hospital in a critical state, where they died.'' The house which comes under Ambedkar Nagar police station was situated in 'A' block of Dakshinpuri, it said, adding that the cause of the fire was yet to be ascertained.

Sources said the deceased included family head Prem (32), his wife Usha (30), daughter Tanu (11) and son Handa (10).


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