Mandi: At least five members of a family, including three women, were killed after a fire broke out at a house in Himachal Pradesh’s Mandi district on Monday morning.
Mandi superintendent of police Gurdev Chand Sharma said fire tenders were rushed to the spot, but five lives were lost before the blaze could be extinguished. Two others sustained serious injuries.
The deceased were identified as the parents of the bridegroom, Narender Kumar Soni (66) and Veena Soni (62); Narender’s sister Sudesh (70); her daughter-in-law Mona (40); and her 12-year-old son, Sai Sohel.
Mandi deputy commissioner Rugved Thakur told PTI that two rooms of the house were completely charred in the blaze. The exact reason behind the fire was yet to be ascertained, he added.