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Bengaluru Woman, Mother Die In Apartment Fire. Video Shows Her Trapped

Bengaluru Woman, Mother Die In Apartment Fire. Video Shows Her Trapped

Three fire engines managed to bring the fire under control later.

Bengaluru:

A woman is seen helplessly wailing, trapped by a raging fire and the grills of her balcony, in difficult-to-watch visuals of a blaze in Bengaluru on Tuesday.

The grim 90-second clip, recorded by bystanders, shows the fire spreading quickly, leaving the 60-year-old woman no escape. Towards the end, she is seen on fire herself.

Fire service officials say two women died in the blaze - the 60-year-old and her 82-year-old mother. Five other who were injured - some of them seriously - were taken to a hospital.

The fire broke out at an apartment at Bannergatta Road at Devarachikkanahalli in Bengaluru in the afternoon.

The Fire and Emergency Service was informed around 4:40 pm.

Though the fire spread to three flats, it has been brought under control but at the time video was filmed, no firefighting efforts were seen, leaving the woman without any help.