Agra: Ten persons, including six children, were charred to death when a fire broke out in their house in Seola locality here in the wee hours on Friday.

Mahesn, his wife Sadhna and children Himanshu, Versha and Shivand and his brother Rakesh, his wife Mamata and three children were charred to death in the fire, which is believed to have been caused by a short circuit, police said.

The parents of the two brothers, Brij Kishore Agarwal and Vidya Devi and two others Raju and Pawan were rescued from the blaze in an injured condition.

Police said the fire broke out around 2.30 AM and a fire brigade reached the spot within 30 minutes.

As the house was located in a congested lane, firefighters faced a tough time.


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