3 Of A Family, Including 5-Year-Old Girl, Die In Jharkhand Shop Fire

The fire broke out at a shop in Dhanbad market and spread to the shop owner's house located on the upper floor.

A dozen people were also injured in Dhanbad market fire

Dhanbad (Jharkhand):

Three people lost their lives after a fire broke out at a shop in Dhanbad's Kendua market on Monday night. The fire spread so fast that it engulfed the shop owner's house located on the upper floor due to which three members of the family died, while half a dozen people were injured, informed a fire official.

The injured were taken to Shaheed Nirmal Mahto Medical College and Hospital in Dhanbad for treatment. Two fire tenders reached the incident site and doused the fire.

"The big fire engine could not reach the spot due to the narrow road. After which the small fire engine was somehow taken near the incident site," informed the fire official.

In the tragic incident, shopkeeper Subhash Gupta's 23-year-old sister Priyanka Gupta, 70-year-old mother Uma Devi, and 5-year-old daughter Mauli Gupta lost their lives, while other family members, including Subhash Gupta, his wife, his two-year-old son, and elderly father, have been injured, informed a resident of the Kendua market.

Local people who were trying to douse the fire have also been injured in the incident.

Three to four other neighbouring shops were also affected by the fire.

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