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  India   All India  16 Oct 2017  Charred to death: Woman, 2 children die as house catches fire in UP

Charred to death: Woman, 2 children die as house catches fire in UP

PTI
Published : Oct 16, 2017, 1:37 pm IST
Updated : Oct 16, 2017, 1:37 pm IST

All the bodies have been sent for postmortem, police said.

According to police officials, family members and villagers reached the spot upon hearing the victims' cries, but found it difficult to enter the room. (Photo: AFP/File)
 According to police officials, family members and villagers reached the spot upon hearing the victims' cries, but found it difficult to enter the room. (Photo: AFP/File)

Mirzapur: A 30-year-old woman and her two children were charred to death after their house caught fire which is thought to be caused by a short circuit in Kolhan village, the police said on Monday.

"As soon as the short circuit took place, fire engulfed the entire room. Since, the blaze was intense near the door, Sheela and her three-year-old daughter and three-month child were unable to move out of the room," Inspector of Dehat Kotwali S K Rai said.

 

Family members and villagers reached the spot upon hearing their cries, but found it difficult to enter the room. They however managed to bring them out, but by then they had died, the police said. All the bodies have been sent for postmortem, they said.

Tags: short circuit, house catches fire, people burnt to death
Location: India, Uttar Pradesh, Mirzapur-cum-Vindhyachal