Erode(TN), Jan 27 (PTI): A labourer couple from Uttar Pradesh was charred to death in a fire in a village near here early this morning, police said. Also Read - UP Shocker: 13-year-old Boy Sexually Assaulted by 2 Minors in Aligarh, Given Rs 20 to Stay Mum

The victims were identified as Varshini Mandal (45) and Nomitha (40), they said adding another couple, also from Uttar Pradesh, sustained serious injuries in the mishap. Also Read - UP Gram Panchayat Election 2021: Last Few Days Left to Raise Objection, Final Reservation List of Seats to be Released on THIS Date

The labourers were working in Pannikkampalayam village for the past few months and staying in huts, police said. Also Read - Aatma Nirbhar: Viral Video Shows 98-Year-Old Selling Chana, Says 'Don't Want to Be A Burden on Kids'

The fire broke out at around 1.30 a.m. in one of the huts and spread quickly to the others, they said adding the reason for the blaze is being investigated.

Some of the workers managed to run to safety with their children, police added.

However, a middle-aged couple was trapped inside their hut and was charred to death on the spot.

Police said another couple – Bharuthy (55) and Bulbull Mandey (50) – trapped in one of the huts was rescued and rushed to the government hospital in Erode with serious injuries.

Fire and Rescue Services personnel put out the blaze.

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