- Fire in the stilted parking area of an apartment in Chennai's Vadapalani
- 7 people rescued from the first floor, but 4 die of choking at a hospital
- The fire was caused beacuse of an electrical defect
Officials say that four of the seven who were admitted to a hospital died of suffocation after inhaling too much smoke. None of them suffered any burn injuries.
"We rescued seven of them but four have died in the hospital. Two of them are children. They died because they inhaled a lot of smoke. None of them suffered any burn injury," a senior fire department official said.
A dozen scooters that were parked in the building were completely gutted.
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