At least seven dead as fire breaks out at residential building in Indore

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Nine people have been rescued so far, of which five have been hospitalised, said Indore Police Commissioner Harinarayana Chari Mishra

The two-storey residential building where the fire broke out on Saturday morning. ANI

At least seven people were killed in a fire that broke out at a residential building in the Vijay Nagar locality of Indore early on Saturday, police said.

Nine people have been rescued so far, of which five have been hospitalised, Indore Police Commissioner Harinarayana Chari Mishra told ANI.

The fire erupted in the building, located in Swarn Bagh colony in Indore, between 4 am to 5 am today morning, according to preliminary information.

A short circuit in the electric metre ignited the fire which engulfed the vehicles in the parking of the residential complex before taking an awful turn, Vijay Nagar police station inspector Tehzeeb Qazi told PTI.

Five bodies were pulled out of the building while the 11 wounded have been rushed to hospital, he said, adding most of the deaths were due to asphyxiation

The fire has been brought under control and a detailed investigation was on, Qazi said.

With inputs from agencies

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