Shiv Kumar Sharma
Tribune News Service
Yamunanagar, November 25
A man and his three children were burnt alive after their rented house located above a scrap godown caught fire in the City Centre area of Yamunanagar early Thursday morning.
The deceased have been identified as Niyamudin (37) of Madhuban district (Bihar), his daughter Fiza (12), his sons Chand (8) and Rehan (3).
The deceased’s wife Naseema (32) also suffered burn injuries in the fire incident and she was admitted at Trauma Centre here.
According to information, a scrap dealer had constructed five-six quarters on the first floor of his scrap godown near City Centre and 22 persons were living on rent in the said quarters.
Sources said that the fire broke out at the scrap godown at about 2 am and later the fire engulfed the quarters also.
When the fire broke out, 17 people living in the quarters managed to escape, but the family of Niyamudin was stranded in their quarter. Niyamudin worked as a laborer.
Pramod Kumar Duggal, Fire Officer, Yamunanagar said that they got the information of occurring fire at 2.30 am.
He said that they pressed six fire tenders to control the fire.
“Five persons who sustained burn injuries were rushed to the Trauma Centre,” said Pramod Kumar Duggal.
Dr Vijay Dahiya, Civil Surgeon, Yamunanagar said that five persons including a woman were rushed to Trauma Centre with burn injuries at 4 pm today.
He said that four of them were declared brought dead and the dead bodies were kept at the mortuary.
He said that the woman was having minor burn injuries and she was admitted at Trauma Centre for treatment.
“Probable cause of death is extensive burn injuries and suffocation. The exact cause of death will be ascertained after postmortem examination,” said Civil Surgeon, Dr Dahiya.
Dal Singh, SHO, City police station, Yamunanagar, said that there were 22 persons in the quarters and 17 persons were rescued.
He said they were yet to determine the exact cause of the fire, but a sort circuit might be one of the reasons behind the fire.
He added that the matter was being investigated.
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