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Woman, daughter die in Delhi fire

IANS | New Delhi |

A woman and her 15-year-old daughter died due to suffocation after a fire broke out in a building here on Tuesday, a Delhi Fire Services (DFS) official said.

Two others, including a two-and-half-month-old baby, have been hospitalised.

The DFS official told IANS that they received a phone call at around 7 a.m. about the fire in a foam mattress godown on the ground floor of a four-storey building in Nihal Vihar, West Delhi.

The victims were staying on floors above the godown.

About nine fire tenders were rushed to the spot and the blaze was doused by 8.30 a.m., the official said. The cause of the fire was yet to be ascertained.