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Four die after fire breaks out in apartment complex

Chennai: Four persons, including two children, died of suffocation, while nearly 15 vehicles were gutted after a fire today broke out in an apartment complex here.

The incident happened early this morning at Vadapalani locality when a fire in the building’s vehicle parking area engulfed the apartment, killing all of them instantly, police said.

Five persons are being treated for suffocation at a hospital.

A short circuit was suspected to have caused the fire, which gutted nearly 15 vehicles parked there, police said.

—PTI