Another girl dies in North Delhi fire, toll rises to three
New Delhi: The death toll in Bara Hindu Rao cylinder fire incident has reached three after a seven-year-old girl Vanshika succumbed to burn injuries. She breathed her last on Sunday evening. Her 5-year-old sister Kavya had died a day before along with their 75-year-old grandmother Bhagwati Devi.
The incident happened when a housewife Preeti was making tea at around 8: 55 am on Saturday. It was then the leakage in LPG gas started and soon as she lighted the gas stove it caught fire. As the fire spread in the room, Bhagwati Devi, the mother in law of Preeti, who was lying close was charred. In an attempt to save her son, Vijay, 35, his wife Preeti and their two daughters Kavya and Yanshika aged 5 and 7 years respectively received severe burn injuries. After the family raised alarm Bhagwati's elder son's family which resided on the second floor rushed to help on the first floor where the fire broke out. However, in the attempt Devraj, his wife Sushila and their son Rajan also were caught in flames.
Soon, the neighbours too saw the fire and raised an alarm. The locals were the first to respond and tried dousing the flames. Soon, the fire brigade was called and 10 fire tender reached the spot. It took time for the fire tenders to control the fire completely. The seven injured were soon rushed to LNJP and RML hospital.
"After her sister Kavya, Vanshika also died in the hospital. It's a big tragedy for the family," said TeerathRam, son-in-law of the deceased Bhagwati Devi.
Five-year-old Kavya too succumbed to her injuries on Saturday evening hours after her grandmother Bhagwati Devi. The police has registered an FIR under Sections 285/337/304 ( A) in the incident.