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Madhya Pradesh: Seven charred to death in Indore building fire, nine rescued

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A short circuit in the electric metre ignited the fire which engulfed the vehicles in the parking of the double-storey residential building in Indore’s Swarna Bagh Colony, before taking an awful turn.

Seven people were charred to death while several others sustained burn injuries in a fire that broke out at a residential building in the Vijay Nagar locality of Indore early on Saturday.

A short circuit in the electric metre ignited the fire which engulfed the vehicles in the parking of the double-storey residential building in Indore’s Swarna Bagh Colony, before taking an awful turn, Vijay Nagar police station inspector Tehzeeb Qazi told PTI.

#UPDATE | Seven people died in the fire that broke out in a two-storey building in Indore, Madhya Pradesh: Indore Police Commissioner Harinarayana Chari Mishra to ANI

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Indore Police Commissioner Harinarayana Chari Mishra told ANI that nine people have been rescued by officials from the building.

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

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