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Three siblings die at home in refrigerator explosion in TN 

- November 4, 2022

Chennai, Nov 4 (BPNS)

In a gruesome incident on the early hours of Friday, a family of three siblings including two women were asphyxiated to death. The incident occurred at Guduvanchery in the Chengalpattu district of Tamil Nadu.

The deceased are identified as V. Girija (63), her sister , S. Radha (55) and their brother, Rajkumar (48). The wife and daughter of the dead Rajkumar,  Bhargavi (41), and daughter Aaradhana (7) are admitted to the hospital.

Police said that the family had come to Chengalpattu to perform the first death anniversary rituals of the husband of Girija, Venkataraman who had passed away last year due to illness.

Girija was staying with her son in Dubai and had returned to the family flat at Guduvanchery on November 2 and her siblings and family had moved in on Thursday. The family was supposed to return to their place of work when a sudden explosion in the refrigerator took place leading to asphyxiation and death of the three.

Bhargavi and Aaradhana were sleeping in the bedroom while the three siblings were sleeping in the living room. The smoke that engulfed them after the refrigerator exploded had asphyxiated Bhargavi and Aaradhana also and they cried for help leading to the neighbours breaking open the flat and rescuing them.

A senior police officer at Guduvanchery police station told BPNS that Rajkumar, Girija, and Radha were brought dead to the hospital. Bhargavi and Aaradhana were unconscious when they were brought to the hospital and are now recouping at the hospital.

The bodies of the siblings are kept in the mortuary of Chengalpattu government hospital.  The Guduvanchery police have registered an FIR and commenced an investigation.