Three people including two children were killed after a massive fire broke out at a private school in Haryana’s Faridabad on Saturday.
Fire engulfed AND Convent School after it started in a clothes warehouse located below it in Dabua Colony of Faridabad, near Delhi.
According to reports, the victims who got suffocated owing to dense smoke and had severe burns were rushed to a nearby hospital, where they succumbed to their injuries.
The deceased, according to a report in NDTV, included a woman who taught at the school and her two children. Owing to summer vacation, there were no students in the school.
Two other people have been injured while trying to save them.
Fire tenders have been rushed to the spot and efforts are on to douse the flames.
The police said the situation has been brought under control. An investigation has been initiated to ascertain the exact cause of the blaze.
The blaze has brought back the memories of a major fire that broke out at a coaching centre in Gujarat’s Surat killing 20 people, the majority being students.
A short circuit was believed to have caused the fire. There were around 40 and 45 children in the coaching centre. The students were aged between 14 and 17.