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3 of family, including 5-yr-old girl, killed as house catches fire in Srinagar

Srinagar: Three members of a family, including a five-year-old girl, were charred to death when their house caught fire in the Khanyar locality here, police said on Saturday.

A fire broke out in a house at Sheeshgari Mohalla in Khanyar on Friday night, a police official said.

The wooden house belonging to Javaid Ahmad Hakak was gutted in the fire, he added.

Three members of the family -- Hakak, his wife Sobia and their five-year-old daughter Hafsa -- were killed in the incident, the official said.

According to a preliminary investigation, the fire was caused by an electric short-circuit, he added.

The police have registered a case in connection with the incident.


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