A police officer and a woman were killed in a fire at Nallur village near Pollachi in Tamil Nadu’s Coimbatore district on Thursday, officials said.
First Published Mar 10, 2023, 11:21 AM IST
Coimbatore: A police officer and a woman were burnt alive in their house in Nallur village near Pollachi in Tamil Nadu’s Coimbatore district on Thursday, officials said. The police said that the deceased were identified as Sabrinath and Shanti, who were working as inspectors in Chennai.
They said preliminary reports indicate that the fire was caused by the explosion of a refrigerator in the house and further investigation is on. Senior police officers, fire and rescue services personnel are at the spot. Postmortem is yet to be done.
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Meanwhile, a tragic incident in Raichur in the state of Karnataka caused local panic. A fire broke out in the house and the mother and two daughters were burnt alive. The incident took place in Shakti Nagar KPCL Colony of Raichur Taluk on Monday afternoon. Shakti Nagar police station staff said that the deceased have been identified as Ranjitha (33), Mridula (13) and Tarunya (5). It is suspected that the accident occurred due to fire in the AC of the house. However, the exact cause of the house fire was not known.
Rayachoti SP Satyanarayana and Shakti Nagar PSI went to the spot and investigated after receiving information about the incident. The family of Siddha Lingaiah, who was working as an AE at Shakti Nagar thermal center, met with this accident. Siddha Lingaiah belongs to Mandya district. Siddha Lingaiah was not at home at the time of the accident. The police reached the scene of the incident and shifted the dead bodies to Rims Hospital Mortuary. Due to the fire, the thick smoke spread to the surrounding houses. Not knowing what was going to happen, the locals panicked.
Last Updated Mar 10, 2023, 11:21 AM IST