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  Metros   Delhi  27 Jun 2017  5 killed, 4 injured as fire engulfs 2 shanties in Delhi's Okhla

5 killed, 4 injured as fire engulfs 2 shanties in Delhi's Okhla

PTI
Published : Jun 27, 2017, 12:10 pm IST
Updated : Jun 27, 2017, 12:10 pm IST

A call was received around 9:56 pm about a cylinder blast near the shanties, said a senior officer from the Delhi Fire Services.

Representational Image. (Photo: File/AP)
 Representational Image. (Photo: File/AP)

New Delhi: Five persons died and four others were injured after a fire engulfed two shanties in southeast Delhi's Okhla Monday night.

A call was received around 9:56 pm on Monday about a cylinder blast in a tea stall near the shanties, said a senior officer from the Delhi Fire Services.

The fire engulfed two shanties located near the tea stall. Four fire tenders were rushed to the spot and the blaze was brought under control by 10:59 pm, he said.

Some families had come together for a wedding in the area this week when the incident took place.

Five persons, including three women, a man and a six-year-old girl, died in the incident.

While one of the injured persons was discharged after treatment, three persons are in a critical state, police said.

Tags: delhi fire services, accidental fire, rescue operation
Location: India, Delhi, New Delhi