Fire at Mayur Vihar home, friends killed
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Two teenaged girl died after the room they were sleeping in caught fire early on Monday morning in Mayur Vihar-III, East Delhi.
Police said Shivani (15) had come to stay at her friend Nikki's house on Sunday night. "The cause of fire appears to be cylinder leak. Nikki (18) and Shivani sustained 90 per cent burns. They were taken to Lal Bahadur Shastri Hospital, where they were declared dead," said police spokesperson.
Nikki's family suspects that the fire might have started due to sparks from a mosquito repellent coil.
"My sister was very close to Shivani didi, who had come to stay with us because my mother had gone to the village to attend a funeral. We went to bed at 11 pm and Nikki had put a mosquito coil in her room. It's possible that the sparks fell on the quilt first and then the fire spread," said Mohit, Nikki's younger brother.
Neighbours said they saw the fire at Vasant Gupta's four-storey house and rushed to help. "There was no power supply since 1 am. We alerted the police and the fire brigade, and tried to control the flames. Nikki and Shivani suffered major burns and it was difficult to recognise them. We rushed them to LBS Hospital, but neither could be saved," said Jaipal Singh, a neighbour.
Nikki's cousin Nishant said the family lived on the ground floor and the other three storeys were on rent. "Vasant uncle works as a property dealer. Their house has two rooms and an open kitchen; it completely charred now. Fortunately, the upper storeys have not been affected by the fire at all," he said.
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