Delhi: Four dead in two separate fire incidents
Four people, including two children, died in two separate fire incidents in south and northwest Delhi, a fire department official said. In the first incident, a 10-year-old boy and his nine-year-old sister were charred to death after an air conditioner's compressor exploded at their home in northwest Delhi's Adarsh Nagar area. During the incident, the children were at home while their parents were away.
The fire was doused within an hour
The children were at home with their grandmother and while she managed to escape but Sarthak and his sister, Akshara, were caught in the fire, police said. A call was received at 11.15 pm about the fire and it was doused within an hour.
In another incident, two laborers died in a godown fire
In the second incident, two laborers were caught in a fire that started in a tent godown in south Delhi's Kotla Mubarakpur, said a Delhi Fire Service officer. The deceased were identified as Shyam (28) and Anil (20), residents of Bihar, who worked in the godown. They were sleeping at the time of the incident along with six other laborers, the police said.
Tent godown was in the basement of a building
While the other laborers managed to escape, two were caught in the blaze. The tent godown was in the basement of a building whose ground floor housed an office and the first floor was inhabited by tenants. The other residents of the building also escaped. A call was received at 3 am about the blaze and 10 fire-tenders were rushed to douse the fire.