Ghaziabad: Five members of a family, including three children, died of asphyxiation when their
house in Chaman Colony here caught fire due to a short circuit, police said today.
The five persons were found dead in their house last night and the room in which they had been sleeping was full of smoke due to a fire caused by a short circuit, SP (City) A K
The deceased - Shahid (35), his wife Nageena (30), their two daughters Neba (6) and Nagma (4) and son Ayub (2) - did not receive any burn injuries but died due to suffocation
caused by the smoke, he said.
The victims' neighbours noticed the fire and called the fire brigade, but all five were found dead when the doors of their house were opened by personnel of the fire department,
The bodies of all five have been sent for post mortem, the SP said.