Two charred to death in fire in Namakkal

Two persons were charred to death today when a fire broke out at a tea shop inside the central bus stand premises here, police said.

PTI| Updated: Mar 22, 2016, 11:28 AM IST

Namakkal (TN): Two persons were charred to death today when a fire broke out at a tea shop inside the central bus stand premises here, police said.

The shop owner was fixing a new gas cylinder connection to the stove at 6.30 AM when gas leaked and a fire broke out and spread to another adjacent shop, police said.
The owners of both shops died in the fire.

Even as panic-stricken people ran to safety, fire force department personnel extinguished the blaze and recovered the bodies.

The shops were gutted.