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Bengaluru, Jan 8 : Five men were killed on Monday in a fire at a bar here, police said.

“The victims were charred to death in the fire at Kailash Bar & Restaurant in the K.R. Market area between 2.30-3 a.m., while they were asleep on the ground floor of the building,” Bengaluru Deputy Commissioner of Police (West) M.N. Anucheth said.

Bengaluru blaze which claimed five lives (Photo : IANS)

The victims were all employees of the restaurant.

“Though the cause of the fire is unknown and is being investigated, a short circuit appears to have set the blaze,” said Anucheth.

“We have registered a negligent case against bar owner (R.V. Dayashankar).”