5 killed in Ghaziabad building fire




Ghaziabad : Five people were charred to death and eight suffered burn injuries, when a major fire broke out in a building that housed India Mart Office in Sector 6 of Rajnagar, here this morning. Five people, including four employee of India Mart, died in the incident. Apart from them, eight people also sustained burn injuries, an official said. While around half a dozen persons were rescued from the inferno, three fire department officials also got injured. It took the Fire officials three hours of relentless efforts to douse the flames. The deceased have been identified as Piyush Goyal, Puneet Mishra, Chandra Prakash Tyagi, Ridam and Hemant. According to officials, fire started on the ground floor due to short circuit in Air Conditioning system and in moments, engulfed the upper two floors. The staff of India Mart was busy working on upper floor, when the building caught fire. As soon flames engulfed the building, three fire brigade vans were pressed into service to douse them, a senior fire official said.

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