Fire in garments market in Delhi; septuagenarian woman dies

 A 74-year-old woman died and four persons suffered severe burn injuries when a fire broke out at a garments market in central Delhi's Karol Bagh today.

PTI| Last Updated: Oct 28, 2015, 01:12 AM IST

New Delhi: A 74-year-old woman died and four persons suffered severe burn injuries when a fire broke out at a garments market in central Delhi's Karol Bagh today.

The deceased, identified as Mathura Devi, lived adjacent to one of the six shops which were gutted in the fire.

"She couldn't escape and suspectedly died of suffocation," a police official said.

The fire was reported around 6.25 pm and five fire tenders were rushed to the spot.

The fire was doused by 7.50 pm after which a cooling operation was launched, a fire official said.

The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained, the official added.