Four killed in fire at Delhi slum

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New Delhi, Mar 8 (ANI): A fire in slum settlement of north Delhi's Sadar Bazaar killed at least four people and gutted 350 dwellings on Monday morning.

Fire officials informed that six people were also injuries in the blaze that enveloped the slum in Sadar Bazar.

"We got a call of a fire in Sadar Bazaar's Qutub Chowk area at 3.05 a.m. The area is congested. Nearly 350 slums were gutted," the fire department official said.

"It took us nearly two hours to douse the flames. We recovered four charred bodies from the remains. We haven't been able to identify them yet," he said.

The cause off fire has not been determined yet.

"We don't know exactly what caused the fire yet. But in such cases, it could be a gas leak or flamed cigarette butt that started the fire.

"Since it is a congested slum area near a wholesale market, there was also a lot of inflammable material stocked in the open due to which the fire spread," the official added.

The fire was contained by 5:30 a.m. after 23 fire engines were rushed to the spot. (ANI)

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