Srinagar: A woman and her minor son were charred to death after their house was gutted by fire in Haftchinar area of Srinagar last night.
At least four adjoining houses and a shop were also gutted by the devastating fire. The area falls under the jurisdiction of Shergari Police Station.
The victims have been identified as Ajmeera 40, wife of Ghulam Mohd Sheikh and their son Mohd Abass Sheikh, aged 7.
Earlier severely burnt duo was taken to the SMHS hospital, where doctors declared them brought dead.
The fire broke out in residential house of Ghulam Mohd Sheikh around 11 PM last night and soon engulfed adjoining houses, reports said.
The cause of fire is being ascertained, officials said.