Faridabad Fire: 3 Killed, Including 2 Children, in Blaze Which Broke Out at School Located Close to Delhi
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New Delhi, June 8: Days after the horrific tragedy in Surat, a similar case with fewer number of fatalities have been reported in Faridabad, located close to the national capital. At least three people were killed in a fire which broke out at a private school in Faridabad on Saturday. Among the deceased, two are reported to be children.

The incident occured in Fardiabad's Dabua Colony. While the exact cause of blaze is yet to be determined, it is reported that the fire emanated from a cloth warehouse located below the school. Surat Fire Tragedy: Hardik Patel Threatens of Hunger Strike if No Action Taken Against Mayor

Locals have alleged that the firefighting personnel reached late at the spot, which could have abated the casualties.

Among the deceased, one has been identified as a teacher, whereas, the other two are said to be her children. Their identities are yet to be confirmed by the time this report was published.

While the school was closed for summer holidays, the deceased used to stay in the same building in the room designated for staff, reports said.

The incident is reminiscent of the blaze which broke out in Gujarat's Surat on May 24, leaving 22 dead, mostly students. The fire erupted at a coaching centre following a leak in the air conditioning system. Due to no emergency exit doors, the deceased either choked to death inside or sustained fatal injuries while jumping from the windows of the tuition class, located at third floor of Takshashila Arcade.