13 killed in fire at transgender gathering in India

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At least 13 people have been killed and more than 40 have been injured in a large fire that broke out at a transgender gathering Sunday in New Delhi, CNN reported.

CNN reports that the fire was possibly caused by an electrical short circuit and that there were thousands of participants packed into a venue at the gathering when the fire broke out.

According to the Indian Express, eyewitnesses said it was around 7 p.m. when they heard a loud noise and saw the roof of the venue's tent on fire. Loud blasts were also heard as LPG cylinders near the cooking area burst.

Another eyewitness also reported that there was only one exit through which to escape and many were trapped inside as the fire spread, the Indian Express reported.

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