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Two sisters suffocate to death in residential building fire in Delhi's Sadar Bazar

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New Delhi, Apr 2 (PTI) A 14-year-old girl and her 12-year-old sister suffocated to death in a residential building fire in north Delhi's Sadar Bazar area, police said.

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"We got a call about a fire at 2.07 pm. Five fire tenders were pressed into service. The fire was in a house. Fire fighters rescued some people from there. We also informed the police," a senior Fire department official said.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (North) Manoj Kumar Meena said officers at Sadar Bazar police station received a call regarding the fire and rushed to the spot.

It was found that a house at Sadar Bazar's Chameliyan Road was engulfed in flames. Four fire tenders arrived brought the blaze under control, he said.

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The building was filled with smoke and rescue teams were able to enter it with much difficulty, using gas masks, he added.

Two girls -- Gulashna (14) and Anaya (12) -- were trapped inside the first floor bathroom. They were rescued and taken to a hospital where doctors declared them dead, Meena said.

Fire officials said the two girls trapped in the bathroom were rescued by breaking the door and sent to a hospital.

The fire has been doused and the cooling process is underway, they said and added that the blaze broke out in a recreational room.

A crime team has been called and further proceedings are underway, the police added. PTI BM NIT NIT SZM

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