Five killed in major fire in Jaipur

As per the information given by the police, five members of a family lost their lives on Saturday in a major fire that gutted their house in Jaipur in Rajasthan.

The owner of the house, Sanjeev Garg and his wife were in Agra in Uttar Pradesh when the blaze occurred.

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Initially there was confusion over the cause of the fire in Sector 9 of Vidhyadhar Nagar that killed family members, including Garg’s father Mahendra Garg, 75, – an iron trader and his grandchildren Arpita, 23, Saumya, 20, and Animesh, 17, a police officer said.

However, preliminary investigation by FSL officials point at the possibility of a short circuit. The bodies were sent for postmortem to Kanwatiya Hospital.

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In another incident, a fire broke out in the basement area of a building in Civil Lines of Jaipur on Saturday morning. Police said the building’s basement housed a plywood godown. The building was immediately evacuated.