Four siblings die in fire in UP's Meerut

Four children were killed while their parents suffered injuries when a fire broke out at their home in Pallavapuram area here, police said on Sunday.
Four siblings die in fire in UP's Meerut
Four siblings die in fire in UP's Meerut

Meerut (UP) | Four children were killed while their parents suffered injuries when a fire broke out at their home in Pallavapuram area here, police said on Sunday.

The fire started due to a short circuit on Saturday while a mobile phone was being charged, they said.

The father of the children Johny told police that the fire broke out while charging a mobile phone. There was a short circuit and the bed sheet caught fire, he said.

The victims have been identified as Sarika (10), Niharika (8), Sanskar (6) and Kalu (4).

While Johny, who works as a labourer, is said to be out of danger, the condition of his wife Babita is critical and she is being referred to the AIIMS, New Delhi.

A probe is underway, the police said.

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