A woman and her two daughters died after a heater, which they left on in their room as they went to sleep, caused short circuit and led to a major fire in Jalla village of Hamirpur district early on Thursday morning, police said.
Superintendent of police , Hamirpur, Shubham Patel said the victims Anita Pal (28) Mohini (6) and Rohini (3) were sleeping when the incident occurred. “A fire tender was rushed around 2am after the fire was reported and it controlled the fire,” the SP added.
Forensic experts concluded that the family slept leaving the heater on. It caused a short circuit that led to the fire.
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