New Delhi: Two minors were charred to death after a fire  broke out in a furniture shop at Shaheen Bagh’s Abu Fazal Enclave in southeast Delhi on Tuesday. A six-year-old boy and seven-year-old girl died in the blaze, police said.

“It is a four-storey building. The family used to reside on the ground floor while the furniture store was functioning from the basement,” a senior police official said.

The Delhi Fire service received a call about the blaze at around 1.30 PM. The fire was brought under control.

A few days back a massive fire had broken out after a cylinder blast in a building on Karawal road in Monga Nagar.

Lst month, after a massive fire broke out at Arpit Palace Hotel in Karol Bagh that claimed lives of 17 persons, Delhi Fire Service had conducted a fire-audit at about 380 hotels across the central Delhi area.

The Delhi government had directed the fire department to inspect buildings which are five floors or more and submit a report on their safety compliance within a week.