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Wedding trip goes all wrong for Kerala family


NEW DELHI/KOCHI : P Nalini Amma, 84, had come to Delhi with 14 contributors of her circle of relatives in the first week of February from Ernakulam district in Kerala for the wedding of her granddaughter, Pallavi Nair, in Ghaziabad. The marriage was once solemnised on Friday, but the circle of relatives had plans for a vacation too. They checked into Hotel Arpit Palace in Karol Bagh on Sunday, and having toured Delhi and visited Agra to look the Taj Mahal, they have been scheduled to leave for Haridwar early on Tuesday.
Two of the traveling workforce returned house on Monday. P C Vidyasagar, 59, Amma’s son, had arranged for a Traveller van to take the rest of the circle of relatives to the pilgrimage web site in Uttarakhand, and in preparation for the power, they woke up round 4am on Tuesday. “We have been to leave the resort at five.30am. After preventing at Hardwar, we deliberate to visit the Attari-Wagah border and talk over with the Golden Temple in Amritsar and Jallianwala Bagh sooner than returning to Kerala on February 14,” disclosed Som Shekhar, one of the vital family members.

Jayasree (left) and her mother Nalini Amma in Delhi

The circle of relatives had checked into Hotel Arpit Palace in Karol Bagh on Sunday.

It was once while the visitors have been getting able that there was once a power disruption, followed by way of smoke billowing in the resort corridors and rooms. Most of them already wakeful, they alerted the others and rushed down. The aged Amma was once not able to run to safety from the second-floor room. Vidyasagar went to assist her and his sister, P C Jayasree, 53, but the three have been beaten by way of the fumes.




The surviving family members, who have been helped down by way of fireplace safety officials, did a head rely and located the three lacking.

There was once news handiest of one of the vital circle of relatives dying in the blaze, but as a relative in Cheranallur in Kerala told TOI, “Our circle of relatives checked the hospitals, but the bodies of Amma and Vidyasagar weren't to start with known because they have been burnt past recognition. It was once handiest later that the rest of the family realised what had came about.”

Jayasree’s elder son had left for Mumbai on Monday, while any other son had stayed again. Her husband, who is in a Gulf country, has been informed, a relative mentioned. Vidyasagar was once a retired executive worker, while Jayasree was once a homemaker. As the scoop spread, the circle of relatives’s kin in Delhi reached Karol Bagh. Raj Shekhar Nair, who lives in Mayur Vihar I, mentioned that the bodies have been known on the foundation of the jewellery that the sufferers wore.


Two others from south India perished in the blaze. S Aravinth, 45, and K Nand Kumar, 32, both staff of a knitwear production unit in Tirupur in Tamil Nadu, have been in Delhi to satisfy a buyer. They have been scheduled to fly house on Tuesday morning.


Kumar had left his wife and three-year-old son at his father’s house in his absence. The employer of the two men has arranged for his or her family to fly to Delhi to take again their bodies.


(With inputs from Tirupur and Kochi)




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