Shimla: Festive celebrations turned tragic for a family as all four members – husband, wife and two children, died due to smoke suffocation when a lamp left burning thorough the night resulted into inflaming the apartment.
â€œThe matter was reported to the police past the mid night hours after a tenant in the building spotted smoke coming out from the landlords apartment,â€ said a spokesman from Kasaumpati police station.
Naresh Kanwar (42), Sunita (38), Akanksha (12) and Aniket (5) of Govind Lodge, Kasumpati were declared brought dead by the doctors at IGMC hospital,â€ police said.
Being the Diwali night, the family is believed to have left a lamp burning at a small worship place in the house that caused a fire to break out.
A lady tenant on smelling smoke woke up neighbours, who broke into the apartment and rushed the residents to hospital.