India: 14 killed when fire erupts in store selling kerosene

NEW DELHI (AP) — Police in India say at least 14 people have been killed in a fire that broke out in a shop selling kerosene, which is used in the country for cooking fuel.

Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Madhya Pradesh state's top elected official, confirmed that the blaze broke out in central India's Chhindwara district.

The Times of India newspaper reported that about 25 people were inside the shop when the fire started and that more were lined up outside to purchase fuel and food.

The fire spread to nearby shops and several firetrucks controlled the blaze.

The cause of the fire was not immediately known.