Azamgarh (UP), Jun 11 (PTI) Six people, including two minors, were asphyxiated to death after getting trapped in a burning thatched house in a village in Azamgarh district, police said. Also Read - Guidelines Issued For Kashi Vishwanath Temple in Varanasi. Details Here

Preparations for a feast were underway at the residence of Mahendra Kumar in Chak Bengali village when a fire broke out due to a leakage in the LPG cylinder, the police said. Also Read - Varanasi, Lucknow, Kanpur And Prayagraj Among Cities Under Night Curfew From Today. Details Here

All the others ran to safety, while four women with two children ran inside a thatched house to escape the flames, they added. Also Read - 8 Varanasi Street Foods That You Must Try For The Salvation of The Foodie Soul in You

Later, the thatched house also caught fire and the women and children trapped inside died of suffocation, the police said.

The deceased were identified as Kavita (50), Ramtaji (40), Tara Devi (50), Anita Devi (35), Anjali (4) and Aradhana (1).

One person sustained serious burns in the fire and has been referred to Varanasi for treatment, the police said.

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