Maha: Seven of family suffocate to death in major fire

Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar, Apr 3 (UNI) Seven family members from the same family, who lived on the upper floor of a garment shop in Chhatrapati Sambhaijnagar, died due to suffocation after a terrible fire broke out in the shop during the wee hours on Wednesday.

The incident occurred around 0300 hours on Wednesday, in which seven members were killed, including three women, two men, and two children, the police said.

According to the police, all the bodies were sent for a postmortem at the Government Medical College and Hospital.

After receiving information about the incident, police, fire brigade, and nearby residents rushed to the spot and doused the flame. Unfortunately, by that time, seven people had died.

The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained and will be determined after an expert team investigation, police further added.

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