New Delhi, June 11: Six people including four women and two children were died of suffocation in fire that broke out due to gas leak in Azamgarh district of Uttar Pradesh. The deceased were identified as Ramtaji Devi (50), Manita (35), Aradhya (1), Tara Devi (50) and Anjali (4).Also Read - Muslim Family Play Hosts, Offer Their Home For Hindu Girl’s Wedding In Uttar Pradesh's Azamgarh
The incident which took place on Monday at Chakbagali village also left more than a dozen people with serious burn injuries, including three whose condition is stated to be critical. Also Read - Akhilesh Yadav Resigns From Azamgarh Lok Sabha Seat, to Battle it Out in Uttar Pradesh
Prima facie, the accident seems to have taken place due to leakage in the gas cylinder which led to a fire and then the explosion, a police official told IANS. A probe has been ordered by the district administration. Also Read - 4 Dead, Over 40 Hospitalised After Drinking 'Countrymade Liquor' in Uttar Pradesh's Azamgarh
More details in the incident awaited.