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20210429 Andhra Pradesh: Elderly couple dies of burns in Guntur district

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India Dec 03 2021 “Building” “Houses”

Dead : dead 1 to 4 Burnout : 1 to 29 Injured : injured 0 or unknown

Andhra Pradesh: Elderly couple dies of burns in Guntur district

Updated: 2021-04-29

VIJAYAWADA: In a tragic incident, an elderly couple was burnt alive after their thatched house caught fire at Panchalavaram village of Amartaluru mandal in Guntur district on Wednesday midnight.

The deceased were identified as Lakshmaiah (70) and his wife Bhagyamma (68). According to Amruthaluru police, the incident happened during the early hours when both of them were asleep. Police said that they are yet to ascertain the cause of fire but suspect that an electrical short circuit could be the main reason.

Cops said that the couple’s shanty tenement was getting unauthorised electricity from an electric pole adjacent to the house. Fire tenders reached the spot and doused the flames. But by then, both had succumbed to severe burn injuries.

A pall of gloom descended the village after their children returned to the place to find their parents dead. Cops registered a case under section 174 of CrPC (unnatural death) at Amruthaluru police station. Both the bodies have been sent to Tenali government hospital for post-mortem.

Web Source: The Times of India

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/vijayawada/house-on-fire-elderly-couple-dies-of-burns/articleshow/82297772.cms

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