Her husband K Ganesh, 33, said his mother Amalu, 50, was in critical condition with 41% burns.The young couple’s sixyear-old son Roshan (16%) and Ganesh’s 55-year-old father Kumar (13%) are receiving treatment for burn injuries.
Police said the fire broke out at 6.15am, when Rekha tried to light the stove to make coffee.
Roshan was asleep with his grandparents in the hall, Ganesh with the couple’s three-yearold daughter in a bedroom.“I heard a loud sound and got out of bed,” Ganesh told police.
CHENNAI: A blaze fuelled by a cooking gas leak killed a 28-year-old woman and injured three members of her family, including her six-year-old son, in St Thomas Mount on Wednesday morning.Rekha, who sustained 93% burn injuries, died minutes after neighbours in Mathiyas Nagar got her to Kilpauk Medical College and Hospital by ambulance.
“Fire had engulfed my wife and my father was trying to douse the flames.”After a fire and rescue services team doused the blaze, an officer said the gas cylinder in the house appeared to have started leaking the previous night.
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