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Fire in Assam's Dibrugarh kills five of a family including children

Fire in Assam's Dibrugarh kills five of a family including children

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 19 Oct 2019, 12:10 pm

Guwahati/IBNS: Five people of a family including two children were died in a massive fire in Assam’s Dibrugarh district last night.

According to reports, the incident took place at Thermal Niz Kadamoni village area at around 1-30 am while the family was asleep.

The five members of the family reduced to ashes after a cooking gas cylinder exploded and it led of a deadly fire.

At least three houses were gutted in the fire.

Properties worth several lakh of rupees also reduced to ashes in the fire.

The five deceased were identified as Shankar Sonar, Bishal Sonar, Maya Sonar, Shibu Sonar, and Nunu.

Later, fire tenders had rushed to the spot and managed to control the situation with the help of locals.

Meanwhile, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal announced an ex-gratia of Rs 4 lakh to next kin of each deceased person.

He also expressed his deepest condolences and ordered an inquiry into the incident.

(By Hemanta Kumar Nath)

Fire in Assam's Dibrugarh kills five of a family including children

India Blooms News Service
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