North Delhi cylinder fire: Toll reaches 5
NEW DELHI: The death toll in cylinder fire incident in north Delhi's Bara Hindu Rao has now reached five, with another victim succumbing to his injuries on Friday.
With the demise of 35-year-old Vijay on Friday, there are now no survivors left in the cylinder blast, which occurred last week. Earlier, Vijay's wife Preeti had succumbed in the Delhi hospital.
A few days ago, their seven-year-old daughter Vanshika had passed away.
On November 4, at 8.55 am, a gas cylinder leakage at the victims' ground floor house had caused a massive fire.
The incident occurred when Preeti was preparing tea in the kitchen. As soon as she lit the stove, it caught fire and spread into the next room, where Preeti's 75-year-old mother-in-law Bhagwati Devi was immediately charred to death. Preeti's five-year-old daughter Kavya also died the same day.
In an attempt to save Bhagwati Devi, Vijay, Preeti and their daughters had also received severe burn injuries.
Bhagwati's elder son, who lives on the first floor, rushed to save his relatives, but ended up getting injured as well. He is currently undergoing treatement.