The deaths happened at Babupur Tola village of Satna district, they said.
"Electricity wires caught fire after a short circuit in the house and fell on the family members sitting inside. Three members of the family died on the spot due to electric shock, while two others suffered burn injuries," said Rampur Baghelan police station in-charge R P Mishra.
Vishwas Patel's wife and another daughter suffered serious injuries and were admitted in a hospital, Mr Mishra said, adding further investigation was on.
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